Use of newest version number such as 10.0 instead of current
kaduk at MIT.EDU
Fri Nov 11 17:29:52 UTC 2011
On Fri, 11 Nov 2011, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:
> 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 .
I'm not sure I understand your proposal.
In a month (er, two. well, maybe three) when 9.0 is released, do you
propose that the svn HEAD be called:
(d) something else
I do not realy care for either (a) or (b), since (a) would imply that the
version is not changing, even as incompatible KBI/ABI changes are made.
Likewise for (b), once the KBI/ABI changes, HEAD is decidedly no longer a
form of '9'.
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