cvs commit: src/lib/libc/gen fts-compat.c fts-compat.h

John-Mark Gurney gurney_j at
Wed Aug 29 14:10:57 PDT 2007

John Baldwin wrote this message on Mon, Aug 27, 2007 at 15:30 -0400:
> On Monday 27 August 2007 02:57:41 pm Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> > Sorry for top posting, but...
> > 
> > I agree very strongly with Warner, in short, if possible, reducing the
> > number of major gotchas of running current will make our developer
> > and early adopters a lot happier.
> > 
> > It will help FreeBSD.
> > 
> > One of the things that turns me off to FreeBSD is the feeling that
> > I get that certain people take some kind of pride in forcing users
> > to go through dangerous and complex hoops in order to run current.
> > 
> > It shouldn't be so if the overhead of making it easier is so small.
> It has zero to do with pride, but it does have a lot to do with allowing HEAD 
> to be a branch for development as opposed to the stable branches that are 
> more intended with deployment.  Those are quite different feature sets.

Isn't that what perforce is for?

Also, we NEED users to be running -current...  How many times has a release
happened and people complained that it didn't get the testing it needed
to find bug xyz?  If we take the attitude that only developers should
be running -current we'll continue w/ unhappy -stable releases like we
have in the past...

Not that Kris doesn't do a great job finding bugs, but other people
are good at finding bugs too, and we shouldn't lock them out...

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