Are there STABLE/CURRENT/RELEASE tags for ports?

Robert Huff roberthuff at
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.

				Robert Huff

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