why 6.0-current?

Robert Watson rwatson at freebsd.org
Fri Aug 20 08:44:00 PDT 2004

On Fri, 20 Aug 2004, Ceri Davies wrote:

> On Thu, Aug 19, 2004 at 10:57:10PM +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.
> With 5.3-RELEASE, RELENG_5 becomes -STABLE, and therefore 5.4-CURRENT
> will never exist; it will be 5.4-STABLE.  HEAD is now 6.0-CURRENT.  This
> has been the plan for quite some time. 

Just to make specific an implication of the above to make sure it's clear
to all readers: RELENG_5 is not currently -STABLE.  It will be, but is not

Robert N M Watson             FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at fledge.watson.org      Principal Research Scientist, McAfee Research

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