Version numbering for release DECISION!
Martin P. Hellwig
mhellwig at xs4all.nl
Mon Mar 28 01:14:21 PST 2005
Erik P. Skaalerud wrote:
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.
Yeah well, it seems Matt has already decided, see post user@
But I agree with you, they could have been named:
- alpha ,aka head
- beta ,aka stable
- release_# ,the point release
- release_addendum_# ,the continous bug/security fixes made on release_#
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