Recent branching of CURRENT

Per olof Ljungmark peo at
Fri Oct 12 17:22:38 PDT 2007

Mel wrote:
> On Saturday 13 October 2007 01:15:45 Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> Mel wrote:
>>> On Friday 12 October 2007 23:15:32 Kris Kennaway wrote:
>>>> Per olof Ljungmark wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> Just out of curiosity, why did I fail to notice the branching of
>>>>> RELENG_7 and 8-CURRENT? I'm subscribed to -stable, -current and
>>>>> -announce.
>>>> Because it's an administrative change that is just a normal part of the
>>>> release engineering process.  i.e. 7.0 is not released etc.
>>> And RELENG_7 is not considered the 'stable' branch yet, but 8-CURRENT is
>>> just forked for development of entirely new features? I.o.w. do we 2
>>> current or 2 stable branches now?
>> Those are just names, don't worry too much about it.  RELENG_7 will be
>> the start of a new -STABLE branch once it is released.
> That is actually what I'm worried about. It means drivers are less likely to 
> be MFC'd to RELENG_6 from 7.0-RELEASE onwards - I was hoping that wouldn't 
> happen till 7.1.

It's called progress. This is normal. If you need a driver that is 
happening in 7- only, then upgrade to 7. RELENG_6 will turn into a 
"supported fix branch" or whatever the name is and RELENG_7 is where the 
action takes place, just like it has been going on for quite some time 
(please correct me if I'm wrong).

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