free...@edvax.de wrote: > If you are interested in the "bleeding edge" of FreeBSD's development, > you follow RELENG_7. This will then deliver the -CURRENT branch to you > with all modifications. It may happen that a -CURRENT of today doesn't > compile, but tomorrow, it will do. It's considered to be the experimental > branch where changes can appear and disappear.
Hello, I think you are confusing RELENG_7 with "." (as the CVS tag says) or HEAD. RELENG_7 will "deliver" 7-STABLE, not CURRENT. CURRENT is the "bleeding edge." Also: > You follow the -STABLE branch of FreeBSD 7.2 and will always get > the latest *stable* 7.2 sources, but won't reach 7.3 with this setting. That's not quite right. 7.3 is just a point along the 7-STABLE path. For example, if you tracked STABLE via RELENG_7 starting with, say, FreeBSD 7.1, your system would have run 7.2 at some point, and then beyond it. Tracking STABLE isn't like using CVSup or Csup to reach RELENG_7_2_0 or RELENG_7_2, but you eventually get the 7.2 functionality by tracking RELENG_7. For example, start with 7.1 from CD: fbsd71toS# uname -a FreeBSD fbsd71toS.taosecurity.com 7.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE #0: Thu Jan 1 14:37:25 UTC 2009 r...@logan.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC i386 After Csup to RELENG_7, you get fbsd71toS# uname -a FreeBSD fbsd71toS.taosecurity.com 7.2-STABLE FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE #0: Sat Aug 22 23:02:30 EDT 2009 r...@fbsd71tos.taosecurity.com:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/FREEBSD7 i386 As you can see, it's not theoretical -- I ran this test this weekend. :) Thank you, Richard _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"