Subject: What is a snapshot?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Erik E. Fair <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/09/1997 21:43:25
A question: what is a snapshot? Is it:

1. build of the day (alpha or "developer")?

2. a slightly vetted build of the day (a beta)?

3. a less than completely formal point release (a beta)?

NetBSD does formal releases rather infrequently. The snapshots sort of fill
the gap. But even they're a bit infrequent, principally because the people
responsible for them seem to see them as #3.

I'd rather see us have snapshots made available on a daily basis (or at
least every day that the tree builds successfully). "current" is already
understood to be "unsupported, you'd better know what you're doing" - why
not the snapshots too?


	Erik <>