Originally Posted by majkelos
How close is today snapshot to release version on 1 november ?
Because production of the official CD set has to be planned & managed making sure that the sets are available on the release date, the OpenBSD project will tag in CVS the file versions used to build OpenBSD 5.0-release months
CVS tagging for OpenBSD 5.0-release
took place mid-August:
Recent snapshots will have 2.5 months of check-ins past what constitutes 5.0-release
It is enough stable for network gateway, how do you think ?
This depends upon your expectations, skill set, & willingness to monitor project communications. A number of people run -current
as desktops, & some even run it in production use. Yet by doing so, those running -current
take on the responsibility of dealing with change & software freshly developed. This may include the need to compile ports since -current
packages are not always synchronized with snapshots & library changes may require packages to be updated while in the middle of the development cycle. -current
users should also regularly read the project's mailing lists to monitor whether recent issues require further action.
More information on what is expected of -current
users can be found in Section 5.1
of the FAQ.