difference between releases

JohnsoBS at vicksburg.navy.mil JohnsoBS at vicksburg.navy.mil
Mon Nov 8 05:05:38 PST 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: TM4526 at aol.com [mailto:TM4526 at aol.com]
> Sent: Monday, November 08, 2004 2:56 PM
> To: keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
> Cc: questions at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: difference between releases
> In a message dated 11/8/04 5:46:59 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
> keramida at ceid.upatras.gr writes:
> >Releases are fixed points in time.  They are marked on their 
> respective 
> branch
> >of development and that's it.  A x.y-RELEASE version is 
> effectively a 
> symbolic
> >name for a specific moment in time.
> Wow, thats what a "snapshot" used to be. How discouraging.

A -RELEASE is a specific point in time when the code is deemed ready.
Afterwards it goes back into development until the next -RELEASE. Between is
snapshots of usually STABLE code.

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