FreeBSD sources from svn repos

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at
Mon Jan 25 23:19:16 UTC 2010

On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 15:51:26 +0000, Masoom Shaikh <masoom.shaikh at> wrote:
> Hi List,
> I am confused about FreeBSD versions maintained in svn repos
> 1.
> 2.
> 3.
> (2) is easy, most probably it means stable
> how about (1) and (2)

You got confused a bit.  Here's a slightl better description of all
three paths:

    This is the same as the tag RELENG_8 in CVS.  It is the 'stable
    branch' and is receiving commits that are in all the branches of the
    8.X series.

    This is the 'security branch' for release 8.0.  The security-officer
    takes over this branch when our release engineer are done with the
    preparation of the 8.0-RELEASE.  This is essentially the same as the
    RELENG_8_0 branch in CVS.

    This is essentially a 'tag'.  It is a copy of the stable/8 branch at
    the point where the 8.0-RELEASE was cut.  This is the same as the
    RELENG_8_0_0_RELEASE tag in CVS.

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