On 2003-02-22 01:26, Tuc <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > RELENG_4_7 - More current than _RELEASE, but only with critical > > > updates. > > What you describe, in slightly different words, is EXACTLY what > > the tag RELENG_4_7 is :-))) > > I thought it was 4.7 with **ONLY** security and **ONLY** critical > updates, NOT anything else.
That's exactly what it is. It is a security branch. No new features are added to it. Not even manpage updates. The security branches *only* receive absolutely minimal changes to fix any problems related to security they might have. > My impression was 4_7 was just those items, 4 was those plus other > non-important and "things to get us to the next level." No, that's RELENG_4. The security branches like RELENG_4_7 *only* receive critical & security related fixes. That's it. Nothing more. They are not the same as RELENG_4. > So your telling me that if I CVSUP 4_7, I technically will get the > same tree as 4 up until the day the uname banner changed to > 4.8-PRERELEASE? Thats not my impression of what 4_7 is. I don't know what you mean by 4_7. In fact, before this turns out a very confusing thing for both of us, since you seem to mean different things by saying "critical fixes" than I do, please, if you still feel confused about tags their meaning and what the release process of FreeBSD is, refer to the following documents:  FreeBSD Release Engineering. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/releng/article.html  The FreeBSD Handbook. Staying STABLE with FreeBSD. http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/current-stable.html#STABLE  FreeBSD Security Advisories http://www.freebsd.org/security/#adv If, after reading these you still have questions about the meaning of every tag, then it's a bug in the documentation and we should do something about it :) To Unsubscribe: send mail to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with "unsubscribe freebsd-questions" in the body of the message