OpenBSD Journal

3.2 End of Life

Contributed by jose on from the it's-over-with dept.

Forgot to mention this a couple of weeks ago, but 3.2 has been EOL'd as of 3.4's release.

Subject: OpenBSD 3.2 End Of Life
From: Margarida Sequeira

Date: Tue, 4 Nov 2003 21:20:56 +0000

  Due to the release of OpenBSD 3.4, the 3.2-STABLE branch will be
be out of regular maintainance starting today.
There will be NO MORE fixes commited to this branch nor new patches.

  People relying on 3.2-STABLE (or older releases even) are strongly
advised to upgrade to a more recent release (preferrably 3.4 as it
was released on Oct 30th) as soon as possible.


No more 3.2 patches (but you knew that already).

(Comments are closed)

  1. By Anonymous Coward () on

    Is there an accessible copy of the actual argument that convinced Theo to maintain a "Stable" branch? Thanks. ;)

    1. By Michael van der Westhuizen () on

      it's always been that way

      look at CVS:
      OPENBSD_3_2_BASE <- Code on the CD
      OPENBSD_3_2 <- Patch branch (-STABLE if you prefer)

      You'll see it after building kernel patch, for instance:
      OpenBSD 3.2-stable (GENERIC)...

      1. By Anonymous Coward () on

        There was a point in time when the Stable branch did not exist. It came into being around the 2.7 release.

    2. By Jason Wright () on

      There was no argument. I needed a stable platform for development while working for a previous employer and convinced Theo the stable stuff was necessary (and then maintained it until brad/margarida graciously took over for me). Ah... 2.7-stable =)

  2. By Raymond () on

    OpenBSD does only the security patching for support, right?

    1. By Michael van der Westhuizen () on

      Only on the current release and current - 1.

      In other words, 3.4 and 3.3.

      This means you have a year between upgrades if you don't want to track each and every new release (2.6, 2.8, 3.0, 3.2, 3.4 etc etc).

      There's also nothing to stop you from backporting patches yourself...

    2. By Peter Hessler () on

      EOL meaning there will be no more updates to that branch. Period, end of story. Not even for remote root holes. Nada.

      (BTW: upgrade, so you will get security updates)


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