__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 
: reports.

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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