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- The in-development version of FreeBSD, ``--current'', is available to
everybody, but is not recommended for anyone but the developers.
- Instead, the FreeBSD Project distributes major releases of the
system. Each major release is thoroughly in-house tested and
beta-tested before being released to the general public.
The last major release of FreeBSD is 2.0.5.
- Between major releases, ``snapshot'' releases are distributed to
correct significant bugs or omissions. The last snapshot release
of FreeBSD is 2.1.0-950726.
- All releases are provided in full binary and source code format via
anonymous ftp. There is often (but not always) a mechanism to
upgrade from one major release to the next.
- The official release repository is ftp.freebsd.org, with mirror
machines around the world, such as ftp.physics.usyd.edu.au
- Several companies such as Walnut Creek and Infomagic package FreeBSD
releases onto CD-ROM.
- From now on, alternate releases will be stable/experimental versions.
Features in the experimental version and which have been ``shaken out
and do good things'' will be folded into the stable versions.
Tue Sep 5 11:22:10 EST 1995