RFC: Release notes rearrangement
trhodes at FreeBSD.org
Tue Nov 21 14:02:13 UTC 2006
On Tue, 21 Nov 2006 08:01:37 +0100
Joel Dahl <joel at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 20:01 -0800, Bruce A. Mah wrote:
> > Executive summary: Some parts of the release documentation
> > (specifically release notes, hardware list, and installation guide)
> > have machine-dependent (MD) versions for each architecture. The
> > current scheme was developed by me when we supported two
> > architectures, but this doesn't scale very well to the half-dozen or
> > so we now support. I want to rearrange the release documentation so
> > that there exists only one machine-independent (MI) version for all
> > documents. This would apply only to HEAD, no effect on RELENG_.
> Yes please. This is actually something that I've been wanting to do for
> a long time, so I'd like to strongly encourage you to continue with your
> plans. No objections from me.
Of course, you could also do something like "if MACHINE_ARCH ..."
to build only for a specific architecture. But perhaps that
owns up to having duplication? I'm in favor of the idea, but
just presenting another way to handle it. :)
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