Version numbering for release DECISION!

George Georgalis george at
Sat Apr 2 08:04:39 PST 2005

On Sat, Apr 02, 2005 at 04:59:28PM +0200, Erik P. Skaalerud wrote:
>George Georgalis wrote:
>>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?
>No. -RELEASE is a release schedule, where the code freezes and features 
>are being heavly tested to make sure that everything works the way it 
>should before the actual release is made (and thus printed on CD's etc).
>-STABLE are backported features from -CURRENT wich the project wants to 
>have in the next release.

I'm not real familiar with FBSD but that sounds (especially the
backported word) like what was being avoided in dfly. Also, what does
that provide that this doesn't?


. ..when 1.0-WORKING is a viable release the 1.1-STABLE tag is made
to match, and 1.1-WORKING is revised until updates are slipped
to 1.1-STABLE or released in 1.2-STABLE. No reason not to update
1.0-WORKING and 1.0-STABLE as appropriate.

// George

George Georgalis, systems architect, administrator Linux BSD IXOYE cell:646-331-2027 mailto:george at xxxxxxxxx

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