rwatson at FreeBSD.org
Fri Aug 14 13:50:39 UTC 2009
On Thu, 13 Aug 2009, Andreas Tobler wrote:
> for the record, am I correct that the upcoming 8.0 branch is like this:
> svn ls svn://svn.freebsd.org/base/stable/ .. 8/ ?
> And not under 'releng'?
> I'm a bit confused about naming conventions, releng vs. stable. I have no
> problem with either, but which one is the one to be used for BETA-3/RC?
> Is head becoming 9.0 soon?
Existing documentation about branch naming (-CURRENT, -STABLE, -RELEASE, etc)
remains essentially valid. The primary change of note is that in Subversion,
we now include "stable" in the branch name for -STABLE branches, rather than
using "releng" for that as well. The following should apply:
base/head - -CURRENT
base/stable/X - X-STABLE branches
base/releng/X.Y - X.Y release engineering branches
base/release/X.Y.Z - X.Y.Z release tag
stable/8 has been created, but neither releng/8.0 nor release/8.0.0 have been
Because the release process involves some non-atomic windows, things are
currently potentially confusing -- uname -a on head and stable/8 both report
BETA2, and the two branches are being kept in lock-step in the lead-up to
BETA3, after which point the brannches will diverge. I'm not quite sure when
head will start calling itself 9-CURRENT, but probably pretty soon.
Robert N M Watson
University of Cambridge
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