That age old question again
jerrymc at msu.edu
Mon Mar 17 15:42:31 UTC 2008
On Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 09:18:27AM +1000, Robert Chalmers wrote:
> Not quite but close.
> On the front page of FreeBSD.org, is the download links for
> LATEST RELEASES
> a.. Production Release 7.0
> Which I'm assuming is the latest, and commercially useable version.
> Now I still find the situation of CURRENT, STABLE as they relate to RELEASE
> slightly confusing, and no amount of description seems to clear it up.
> Ok, I understand CURRENT is developmental, and becomes the next major
> version as stated below. So the next major version is the one on the
> website? Release 7.0 - or, 7.0-RELEASE ...yes/no?
> Then 7.0-STABLE continues the work to be the bugfix/security blah blah tree.
> The question I have is: For the Production Release shown above -
> 7.0-RELEASE, what is the cvsup tag to keep this version updated ??
Kind of the easiest thing to do is trim the tag for how much less
security you want. 7.0-RELEASE gets you just that.
7 a little more fluid and HEAD is bleeding edge - is CURRENT for 7.xx.
So, tag=RELENG_7_0 I think only security fixes
tag=RELENG_7 security fixes and stable upgrades
tag=. latest additions and fixes and experiments
I am a little more foggy about how the next major (8.xx) fits in to
the tag values.
> -CURRENT is the development tree that will eventually become the next major
> version of FreeBSD. The developers try to keep this tree buildable, but they
> can't guarantee that it will be usable. Tread lightly all those that dare
> run this version. You must know what you are doing, understand how to debug
> and rebuild, and be prepared for lost data. As I write, this is known as
> 7-CURRENT, which will one day become FreeBSD 7.0. The cvsup tag for CURRENT
> is . (the period).
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