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Old 17th March 2011
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In daily changelog there are changes between 4.9 and current, this means that 4.9 is ready to ride ? What is the state of 4.9 ?

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In daily changelog there are changes between 4.9 and current, this means that 4.9 is ready to ride ? What is the state of 4.9 ?

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4.9 is already shipping. Did you order yours? Get those $50 Canadian dollars and call now!

http://www.openbsd.org/lyrics.html

4.9 current branch (which will eventually become 5.0) has been forked from 4.9 stable about a month ago.
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So this snapshot will not change to official release date of 4.9 ?
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http://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/snapshots/i386/
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4.9 is not shipping yet Oko, but they're accepting preorders... the release was tagged in CVS some time ago.

No majkelos, those snapshots are 4.9-current now, what will become 5.0 eventually.
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So only way to get 4.9 release is wait to may ?

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In a supported capacity, yes.

The developers do not support source upgrades from releases, but technically the 4.9 source has be tagged in the tree.

The snapshots are what the developers and many users (..like myself) use on a daily basis, they're quite stable.. it just has a slightly steeper learning curve.
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So only way to get 4.9 release is wait to may ?
Officially, yes, however those that order the official CD sets may get them before 1 May. Early receipt is all dependent upon how many people have already made their orders (first come, first served...). Those who read misc@ will note that some get into an unofficial contest for bragging rights saying they were the first to get CD sets for the latest version. This happens every release.

CVS was tagged mid-February:

http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-cvs&m=129775425313235&w=2

Something to look for in CVS is when the OPENBSD_x_y_BASE tag is applied:

http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvswe...onf/newvers.sh

Tracking changes to sys/conf/newvers.sh is a good indicator of when code is frozen in preparation for CD duplication.

-current snapshots obtained mid-February are close to what will be OpenBSD 4.9-release. Given that a month of check-ins has occurred since tagging, snapshots obtained today will have diverged from -release.

Given that the OpenBSD project has adhered very closely to the May & November release dates for many years, people can generally bank on seeing code freezes two months prior to release -- in other words, early March & early September. The fact that tagging happened for 4.9 in mid-February probably indicates that the developers agreed that nothing more was going into this release, plus, early tagging gives nominally more time for OpenBSD 5.0 development.
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