Gerard Seibert wrote:
On Tuesday November 21, 2006 at 09:08:42 (PM) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
RELENG_6 for whatever 6-STABLE is (6.2 right now but will soon
enough be moving on towards 6.3.).
I wasn't aware that 6.2 had been released as 'STABLE' yet.
Short version: No, the OP was correct.
You've confused STABLE with RELEASE. 6.2 has not reached RELEASE.
6-STABLE is the latest "these changes worked fine in CURRENT (right now,
aka 7) and have been MFCed (merged from current) so that more people can
try them out", which right now corresponds to the version of FreeBSD
that is just about to be released which also happens to be called
6.2-RC1 (release candidate 1)). When 6.2 is ready to go, a new RELEASE
branch is created (6.2-RELEASE) which only gets security fixes.
6-STABLE then starts tracking 6.3, just as the OP said, though no 6.3
branch is created as such (iiuc). 6.3 tags start being created when
enough worthwhile changes have been MFCed into 6-STABLE and the next
release cycle is ready to start.
Depressingly, the STABLE tag makes perfect sense once you grasp the
branch structure that FreeBSD uses, but causes no end of confusion
STABLE in this context means "worked stably in the most up-to-date
version of the source code that exists". It does not means "stable
enough to use on production servers or other critical environments",
though frequently it will be - just not always, as changes which worked
for the limited number of people who run CURRENT machines, may break in
more diverse environments when more people running STABLE try them.
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