cvs commit: src/share/misc bsd-family-tree

Scott Long scottl at
Thu Nov 3 08:25:34 PST 2005

Ceri Davies wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 08:38:42AM -0700, Scott Long wrote:
>>Ceri Davies wrote:
>>>On Thu, Nov 03, 2005 at 07:59:58AM +0000, Maxim Konovalov wrote:
>>>>maxim       2005-11-03 07:59:58 UTC
>>>>FreeBSD src repository
>>>>Modified files:
>>>>  share/misc           bsd-family-tree 
>>>>Merge from RELENG_6: FreeBSD 6.0.  Not sure the release date is correct
>>>>because no release announce yet.
>>>Why not wait then?  We're practically asking slashdot to announce this
>>>release early again.
>>Technically, a release is done when it is tagged, since it's a bit hard
>>to tag, then build, then change the dates in the files that you just built.
> That's true, but it's not impossible to decide on a release date, change
> the date in the files accordingly, tag, build, etc.
> My point here though was that -HEAD has nothing to do with the release
> of 6.0 and the commit could have waited, especially when there was the
> uncertainty and that maxim had not heard from you regarding this date.
> I already had to explain to one person today that 6.0 was not released
> yet, despite this file saying that it happened two days ago.
> Anyway, I'm sure that you're tired, stressed, fed up, etc. so I'll just
> thank you for the hard work that you're doing and shut up now.
> Ceri

Well, the commit to HEAD was accidentally delayed.  I actually committed 
to RELENG_6 and RELENG_6_0, but for whatever reason I either forgot to 
commit to HEAD or my commit failed and I didn't notice.

Juggling when a release is 'official' is a bit difficult due to the open
and visible nature of the CVS tree.  When I tagged it the other night, I 
had expected it to be announced within 24 hours after that.
Unfortunately, build problems delayed that, so it go pushed out a little
bit.  It will happen today, though.  Do keep in mind, however, that when
people look at the CVS logs in the distant future, they will see Nov 1
as the date that everything flipped from 6.0-RC to 6.0-RELEASE, so it'll 
be natural to assume that the release actually happened on Nov 1 =-).
In other words, the release of the media is slightly asynchronous to the
finalizing of the bits that make up a 'release'.  You could have CVSup'd 
right after I tagged on Nov 1 and built/upgraded to 'FreeBSD
6.0-RELEASE'.  The date in bsd-family-tree reflects when the release was 


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