Subject: Re: What is a snapshot?
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/11/1997 10:14:36
> 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?

At least the snapshots that I have done (and do) have always eben "2".

If it won't boot and run in at least a rudimentary fashion, I won't
ship it.