On 2004-07-21 10:37, Nikos Vassiliadis <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> I need a confirmation/correction about this. Is RELENG-4 and
> RELENG-4-10 the same thing, since the latest stable is 4.10?

Please note that the tags do not use hyphens as in `1-2' but underscore
characters as in `4_10'.

The answer to your first question is: "Yes.  At least these days they're
equivalent."

You might want to keep in mind that it's very important to make the
distinction between a "branch" of development and a specific "tag".

RELENG_4 is a branch, a continuous path of development that was spawned
of the main FreeBSD trunk when RELENG_4 was created as a branch.  As all
branches this can grow or spawn new sub-branches.

RELENG_4_10 is one of those sub-branches.  It's a special sub-branch of
RELENG_4 that "contains" a version of the sources as they were on the
day 4.10-RELEASE was set in stone plus any critical security fixes that
the Security Officer Team decides that should be added.

> if i got this right, RELENG-4-10 will be used to stay explicitly with
> 4.10-?

Yes, it's a nice idea.  You'll be getting everything 4.10-RELEASE
included the day it was released *AND* all the fixes that are made to
the initial source tree.

> and RELENG-4 will be used to update to the latest 4.X-STABLE.

True.

> All security fixes and critical updates are in RELENG-4 too.

Yes.



Giorgos Keramidas                          FreeBSD: The Power to Serve
keramida at ceid dot upatras dot gr        http://www.FreeBSD.org/

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