On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 11:11:05AM -0700, Scott Schappell wrote: > Doug Poland wrote: > > >I guess I have some confusion between what's -STABLE and -RELEASE and > >when one becomes the other. Better read up on it. > > > > > The way I understand it is there are three "branches" > > CURRENT - the cutting edge source, use at your own risk, etc (5.x). This > is a branch that is in development. > STABLE - this is the development branch for a current dot release. For > example 4.9 right now is in the STABLE branch and has gone through a > certain level of testing in CURRENT. 4.9 right now is PRERELEASE, but > it's still considered STABLE. Since it's still a dvelopment branch, it's > prone to bugs (but not as many as CURRENT) as used primarily for > contributors to the project or folks who want to stay as absolutely > current in their current RELENG version (4). > RELEASE - this is a branch that is the most stable, it's only updated to > fix security or system issues. > That's a good explaination
> If you're tagging *default tag release=. (that's a literal . not a > punctuation mark) then you're tracking CURRENT (5.x) > If you're tagging *default tag release=RELENG_4 you're tracking 4.x STABLE > If you're tagging *default tag release=RELENG_4_8 you're tracking 4.8 > RELEASE (security branch) - this is what I'm following in my cvsupfile. > Ah, makes more sense when you show it this way. > Again, this is how I see it after reading the handbook, and I may be a > bit off the mark :). > Thanks again. -- Regards, Doug _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"