FreeBSD 5.4-BETA1 Available

Ken Smith kensmith at cse.Buffalo.EDU
Mon Mar 21 12:19:34 PST 2005

On Mon, 2005-03-21 at 21:04 +0100, Daniel Gerzo wrote:
> Hello Ken,
>   ok, since there is official anouncement and there are already posted
>   some information to news servers like osnews, i think we should update
> so people who download BETA1 build wouldn't be confused
>   with -PRERELEASE branch.
>   here is simple diff:
> ---     Mon Mar 21 20:44:45 2005
> +++  Mon Mar 21 20:45:31 2005
> @@ -32,7 +32,7 @@
>  TYPE="FreeBSD"
>  REVISION="5.4"

Thanks for the suggestion but we can't.  Lots and lots and lots of past
experience has shown us that it really freaks some people out if on a RELENG_X branch says anything other than -STABLE,

Just before the Release Candidates we will create the RELENG_5_4 branch
and the RCs will be based on that.  Once that's done we are free to name
that RELENG_5_4 branch "-RC1", "-RC2", etc.  But doing that sort of
thing on the RELENG_X branches has caused lots of panic-stricken email
from people who believe the RELENG_X branches are "stable branches" and
therefore should never have words like "-BETA" associated with them.

                                                Ken Smith
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