__FreeBSD_version was: Re: cvs commit: src/sys/sys _timeval.h
user.h src/sys/arm/include _types.h
M. Warner Losh
imp at bsdimp.com
Sun Aug 20 03:42:55 UTC 2006
In message: <20060819200148.S952 at odysseus.silby.com>
Mike Silbersack <silby at silby.com> writes:
: On Sat, 24 Jun 2006, M. Warner Losh wrote:
: > : I don't believe you should relay on being the only user.
: > : At least please bump __FreeBSD_version.
: > I'm pretty sure that he is the only FreeBSD/arm user that's using
: > RELENG_6 :-). We're using current at work, but will soon transition
: > to RELENG_6, now that these patches have been MFC'd. Of course, it
: > wouldn't hurt to at least document this change in the sequence of
: > version bumps on the 6.x timeline. But the number of people affected
: > can be counted on one hand, with fingers left over.
: > Warner
: Maybe this has been discussed in the past, but why don't we just have
: __FreeBSD_version auto-incremented every day? It would be great for
: situations where we currently use it, and it's also be great for bug
That's been discussed to death, but you can't use the results of
'date' to do it, and it causes horrible repo churn if you commit a
change like this every day to multiple branches. In short, it sounds
good, but when you go to actually implement you discover that it
really is lame.
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