Nomenclature Issue

Bill Hacker wbh at
Fri Apr 8 19:48:36 PDT 2005

Matthew Dillon wrote:

:wbh wrote @ Fri, 08 Apr 2005 21:30:02 +0800:
:> Folks,
:> The 'downloads' web page seems to have been updated w/r 
:> to new nomenclature for HEAD, AKA DEVELOPMENT, PREVIEW, and RELEASE, but 
:> the (few) actual http and ftp repositories I have checked still have the 
:> old 'STABLE' etc. terminology, at least for iso's and snapshots.  (Some 
:> mirrors are *way* out of date also..)
:What do you actually think the mirrors should change ?
Apologies - trying to catch both points at once -.

The mirrors, if 'mirrors' they are to be, should reflect the upstream 
exactly and remain current.
Some do not / are not.

:I don't think we should rename old files.
I had thought of linking old name and new so available either way.. BUT.

    After USENIX (and after the download rush is over) I am going to 
    reorganize the iso-images directory.  I'll probably remove all the old
    'stable' ISOs or move them into an 'old-images' directory or something
    like that.

					Matthew Dillon 
					<dillon at xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
ACK. That's a better way.

They should be available for record and research, before/after comparison,
reminders when a developer needs to backtrack how something was done.
If it can be done, there will be those who are doing fresh-installs of 
1.0 two years
hence, confusing the living aitch out of the community when they ask
for help with a problem long-since resolved, then wingeing that 
DragonFlyBSD is
out of date compared to {whatever}.

Best that such not be at all easy to do, and certainly not out of 
accident or confusion.


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