why 6.0-current?

Maxim Konovalov maxim at macomnet.ru
Fri Aug 20 08:00:41 PDT 2004

On Thu, 19 Aug 2004, 22:57+0400, Toxa wrote:

> Recent buildkernel brigns me new os version:
> FreeBSD 6.0-CURRENT #0: Thu Aug 19 22:28:50 MSD 2004
> I'm wondering, why HEAD tag is not 5.3-CURRENT? According to
> development model, when 5.3-RELEASE will appear, HEAD should becomes
> 5.4-CURRENT, after 5.4-RELEASE it should bbecomes 5.5-CURRENT,
> etc...  Why 6.0? New development model? Would u mind to drop a link
> describing this.

There is a good article about The FreeBSD Project model:


In particular you should be intersted in

Release Engineering: http://niklas.saers.com/thesis/thesis.html#id2947510


Methodology model: http://niklas.saers.com/thesis/thesis.html#id2954134

Maxim Konovalov

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