On Mon, 11 May 2009 16:11:08 -0400
Michael Powell <nightre...@verizon.net> wrote:

> -Stable is where newer software from -Current (HEAD) is merged
> backwards. An example would be a driver bug that was fixed in
> 8.0-Current would be made available in 7.2-Stable. The main purpose
> for using -Stable is for when some specific problem you are having in
> 7.2-Release has been fixed, and updating from -Release to -Stable is
> how you go about obtaining the fix.

Also bear in mind that only the base system is branched, not the ports
tree. And most user-visible change takes place in ports.
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