Idea: entries in UPDATING for each release
wblock at wonkity.com
Wed Sep 29 00:30:07 UTC 2010
On Tue, 28 Sep 2010, Wesley Shields wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 12:07:08PM -0600, Warren Block wrote:
>> Right now, people who install ports from a -release CD and then start
>> upgrading don't have a clear marker for how far back to go in UPDATING.
>> A simple entry would be enough:
>> FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE
>> Not sure what AFFECTS should say. There might be other useful
>> information that could be included in the note. Comments?
> I'm certainly not opposed to the idea but what exactly do we use for a
> date? When the tree is tagged? When the release media is finalized and
> published to mirrors? What about tag slippage? Do we account for that?
It's probably not too critical as long as the note is before the
post-release thaw and subsequent major updates.
The existing UPDATING around the time of 8.1-RELEASE has entries for
20100626 and then 20100715. It was eleven days after 8.1-RELEASE that
the next note was added, so at least for that example, timing isn't very
> If the only goal is to get a rough idea of when a release was cut then
> either when the tree is tagged or when the media is pushed out to
> mirrors is probably sufficient.
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