a simple question about snapshot, thanks for reply
youshi10 at u.washington.edu
Sun Jul 29 11:16:40 UTC 2007
> I guess you mean that:
> The snapshots of 6.2 stable released in June 2007
> have been patched ,
> I can also download patches from http://security.freebsd.org/patches/
> and apply them to the offical release manually.
> Is that right?
> 2007/7/29, Garrett Cooper <youshi10 at u.washington.edu
> <mailto:youshi10 at u.washington.edu>>:
> PowerMan wrote:
> > Dear sir,
> > My first English is not English, please forgive me if I
> made some bad
> > words
> > or expression.
> > I have learned from your web site http://www.freebsd.org,
> > that version 6.2 is released in 15 Jan, 2007.
> > Is that a stable release?
> > If it is, why there is 6.2-stable snapshots released in
> May and June
> > 2007?
> > Should all snapshots be released before a final stable release ?
> > should no snapshots be released after a final stable release?
> > I may not express myself very well, I wish you can understand me.
> > thanks.
> That's an official release. A few patched stable releases have
> done since then to fix security issues, as well as MFC (merged from
> current) modifications (new drivers added, etc).
> Also, snapshots of the managed CVS branches are done periodically
> (legacy, stable, current), which you may or may not have seen.
> Patches are made to all supported releases, until their
> EoL (end of life) dates, so that's why there are periodic releases.
Yes, but those are source patches which:
1. Require a source tree.
2. Require a limited (one app and maybe small list of dependencies) to
major rebuild (extensively used lib that has a lot of dependencies).
More current snapshots have those patches built into them.
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