Version numbering for release DECISION!
george at galis.org
Fri Apr 1 15:12:20 PST 2005
On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 12:32:06AM +0200, Erik P. Skaalerud wrote:
>>On Monday 28 March 2005 10:13, Jeroen Ruigrok/asmodai wrote:
>>>> -CURRENT Will indicate a build based on the head of the CVS tree.
>>>> -WORKING Will indicate a build baesd on our current stable tag
>>>> -RELEASE Will indicate a build based on a release branch.
>>>> -STABLE Will indicate a build based on a post-release branch.
>>>Sorry, I think this is overkill.
>>>In the years I've been giving FreeBSD user support people already had
>>>difficulty understanding the difference between three names.
>Yes, I know that FreeBSD people have difficulties understanding the
>branch names, -because- FreeBSD names a not released branch as -STABLE.
>Imagine yourself being a new user, what sounds more stable? The word
>STABLE or RELEASE? We all here understand what the branches are, but
>Sorry if someone have answered this question before, but why should a
>post-release branch be named -STABLE? It does not make any sense at all
>(or does it?). Please enlighten me :-)
>My suggestion is to have one branch named -CVS (or some other _very_
>spooky name, like -DEVEL), one named -BETA(ALPHA?) (similar to freebsd's
>-STABLE) and one named -RELEASE. IMHO this scheme is easy to understand,
>and it will not attract unexperienced people to branches wich they
>really should not run.
Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but what exactly is the need
for a -RELEASE tag? Isn't it just the oldest date of a given -STABLE?
-CURRENT Will indicate a build based on the head of the CVS tree.
-WORKING Will indicate a build baesd on our current stable tag
-STABLE Will indicate a build based on a post-release branch.
so if someone wants "20050401-RELEASE" for some reason, they just
grab the 20050401 iso, or
cvs co -D 'April 1, 2005' -r 20050401-STABLE .
think syntax is right, unchecked.
. ..and while I'm posting, how about these tags...
Happy Fools day!
George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE
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