Use of newest version number such as 10.0 instead of current

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk m.e.sanliturk at
Fri Nov 11 12:29:49 UTC 2011

Dear all ,

Instead of using Current and then renaming everything  for a new version
number ,
is it not possible to use the newest version number in place of Current
when it is branched .

Such a change will prevent unnecessary renaming problems .

For everyone , it i very easy to understand that 10.0 is the latest ,
therefore the current one .

The current may be used as a symbolic link to the newest version number ,
such as used by Debian .

For example , for FreeBSD 9.0 RC1 , the ports directory name was

which is NOT available now , and

pkg_add -r *

is giving error about directory not found .

This is preventing testing and / or using efforts .

I know , it is possible to rename local link names , but
everyone is not so much knowledgeable .

Thank you very much .

Mehmet Erol Sanliturk

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