Chapter 19 The Cutting Edge

Table of Contents
19.1 Synopsis
19.2 FreeBSD-CURRENT vs. FreeBSD-STABLE
19.3 Synchronizing Your Source
19.4 Using make world
Restructured, reorganized, and parts updated by Jim Mock. Original work by Jordan Hubbard, Poul-Henning Kamp, John Polstra, and Nik Clayton.

19.1 Synopsis

FreeBSD is under constant development between releases. For people who want to be on the cutting edge, there are several easy mechanisms for keeping your system in sync with the latest developments. Be warned--the cutting edge is not for everyone! This chapter will help you decide if you want to track the development system, or stick with one of the released versions.

After reading this chapter, you will know:

Before reading this chapter, you should:

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