On Wed, 2005-05-18 at 20:51 -0400, Jimmie James wrote:
Unfortunatly, I can't update to 5.x untill I get a new system. I've
tried every 5.x release since about 4.4, and not one will install
If you can't get 4.4 to install on this machine, then there's no hope
for GNOME. We only support GNOME 2.10 on 4.10 and higher.
FreeBSD 4.X is dead, developmentwise.
If "FreeBSD 4.X is dead", then why is it still being prompted on the site?
Wasn't there just a flurry of USB commits for the 4.x branch?
As a server, I still run 4.X on a few machines. As a desktop, however,
I don't use it at all. There's just not enough hooks to make it very
Bug reports will be entertained on a per-port basis. Some ports may
continue to see life on 4.X provided they build and are functional.
This will be left up to the maintainer's discretion, of course.
That says to me, when remote vuln's creap in, all the 4.x users are
going to be exploited, and there's nothing we'll be able to do, but
to lose out, or become part of a botnet.
The security team will be supporting 4.X for a while. I am only
speaking about GNOME on FreeBSD 4.X.
Considering E.O.L of 4.11 is January 31, 2007, I think this is unreasonable.
As an OS, yes. Again, this is only regarding GNOME on 4.X.
More and more ports break with GCC 2.x.
More and more ports have build depends of GCC 3.x, I don't see how GCC
2.x factors into this choice.
In general, these are the trivial problems to fix, but they are not the
only problems as my original email outlined.
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Joe Marcus Clarke
FreeBSD GNOME Team :: gno...@FreeBSD.org
FreeNode / #freebsd-gnome