Are there STABLE/CURRENT/RELEASE tags for ports?
roberthuff at rcn.com
Thu Jun 12 20:44:42 PDT 2003
Mark Miller writes:
> On a more pragmatic note, are there any particular reasons that
> port maintainers can't use the -STABLE tag for their updates? It
> seems like a general guideline of "stable lags current by X
> weeks" might help things tremendously.
I've never put together a port, but mu understanding is that
authors have two ways to do this, should they need to:
set certain variables in the Makefile
test (IFDEF/IFNDEF) in the code itself
My experience: _very_ few ports need this; they are written to
not care what version they're on.
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