Version numbering for release DECISION!

Erik P. Skaalerud erik at
Mon Mar 28 01:58:30 PST 2005

My vote goes on having the pre-release branch (like RELENG_X) named 
something completely else than -STABLE. Name it -BETA instead, that will 
scare away the people who wants to have STABLE in their uname because 
they think thats more stable than a release. They are so wrong.

A new naming scheme should rather show that a release with patchlevels 
is way more stable than any pre-release branch.

I have suggested this before, and IIRC Matt somehow agreed on this.

- Erik

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