CURRENT vs. STABLE vs. RELEASE, tags and branches [was: Re: That age old question again]

RW fbsd06 at
Mon Mar 17 14:34:15 UTC 2008

On Mon, 17 Mar 2008 03:21:31 +0200
Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at> wrote:

>     RELENG_7
>         This is a branch too.  It includes all development of the
>         7-STABLE series.  Created at the same point as the release tag
>         called RELENG_7_0_0_RELEASE, this is the basis for all the
>         subsequent releases 'cut from the 7.X series'.  

RELENG_7 was actually branched  4 months before RELENG_7_0_0_RELEASE.
If it hadn't been there would have been nowhere for new development to
to be done. 

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