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Question OpenBSD 6.4 release date?

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Releases occur twice per year, classically on-or-about April 1 and November 1. However, as CDs are no longer produced, the development schedule can be more flexible, as the date when the release is "tagged" in CVS no longer needs to be months in advance of the intended release date. Now, tagging the release can occur with very little lead time - release engineering typically would take several days.

To my knowledge the release has not yet been tagged.

Here's the release dates for the last 6 releases.

  • 6.3 was released April 15, 2018
  • 6.2 was released October 9, 2017
  • 6.1 was released April 11, 2017
  • 6.0 was released September 1, 2016 (on an anniversary date)
  • 5.9 was released March 29, 2016
  • 5.8 was released October 18, 2015
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https://www.openbsd.org/64.html
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Released Nov 1, 2018
Copyright 1997-2018, Theo de Raadt.
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That is a placeholder, and may not reflect the actual release date. As always, until the actual release, the release web page is a work-in-progress.
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A mailing list teaser:
https://marc.info/?l=openbsd-ports&m...4805712406&w=2
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6.3's release date was bumped to the 2nd of April, notices were sent @announce on that day, but the forewarning seemed to be insufficient for 6.1 users expecting the 15th to be the EOL for their release, so a patch developed in the interim was compiled for 6.1 along with 6.2 and 6.3.

For some reason the 6.3 page states April 15 though it did state April 2 at one point. I suppose we're not supposed to care.
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FWIW, 6.4-release has been tagged in CVS.
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FWIW, 6.4-release has been tagged in CVS.
FWIW I would love to have that explained in English (I am new to BSD, lol)
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OpenBSD source code is managed by the Concurrent Versions System, CVS. This system permits all of the developers to work simultaneously, and integrate all of their changes. CVS permits "tag" metadata, and the OpenBSD Project uses tags for management of the three "Flavors" of the OS: -release, -stable, and -current. At the point of -release, the source code is tagged with "OPENBSD_x_y_RELEASE" where x and y define the release number. Any -stable patches applied to the -release are tagged with "OPENBSD_x_y". The active development branch, -current, is untagged.
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Here is a 2009 Presentation about the OpenBSD release process:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7pkyDUX5uM
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http://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/Changelogs/ChangeLog

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CVSROOT: /cvs
Module name: src
Changes by: deraadt@cvs.openbsd.org 2018/10/13 09:16:29

Modified files:
sys/conf : newvers.sh

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we are now working on 6.4-current
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Yes. Twice per year, -current is used to create -release. This is one of the steps that indicates the release has been prepared. Before public distribution, the release needs binaries built for systems and packages for all architectures, and the Project members need to complete all the many website changes, too.
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Does anyone here remember whether Theo did a limited CDr of 6.3 like he did for the two previous releases? I don't recall anything showing up anywhwere (undeadly, ebay, etc.)
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The last such limited edition was a single custom CD of 6.2, auctioned on eBay.
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Indeed, that's what I remember as well.

Anyway, openbsd.org now has a new section (Fan art) on the artwork page that sort of makes up for that. Behold Cthulhu the moment he's about to get his ass kicked!

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