Idea: entries in UPDATING for each release

Warren Block wblock at
Fri Feb 25 17:53:26 UTC 2011

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:
>>    20100703:
>>      AFFECTS:
>>      AUTHOR:
>>      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?
> 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.

Based on what I saw with source, a 20110224 8.2-RELEASE entry should be 
just before the 20110224 entry for net/openldap.

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