[RFC] Why FreeBSD ports should have branches by OS version
vlad-fbsd at acheronmedia.com
Fri Jun 23 09:47:50 UTC 2017
On 2017-06-23 11:35, demelier.david at gmail.com wrote:
> Release branches do not need backports.
I think we have different concepts of "backport" here. I'm not talking
about backports as defined by debian backports repository. I'm talking
about taking a piece of code from NEWER version and turning it into a
patch for OLDER version.
Unless you mean that release branches would get no fixes, period?
That's.... well, "svn checkout" and don't touch it ever again :)
That's the only way to deal with security/bug fixes for ports that mix
new features (that may break things) with fixes, when they release a new
Either that, or you simply bump the version and get both the fixes AND
new features.... but that's what's being done with QUARTERLY now, and
we're back to square one.
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