Subject: Re: Version releases and current-freezes
To: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <email@example.com>
Date: 09/28/1998 08:55:59
Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Occasionally portmasters do snapshots of various architectures to ease
> transitions (or make it easy to get to -currentish without compiling). The
> sources aren't frozen for the snapshots; they are just built and packaged,
> and sometimes not even tested well.
And alas, the sources used to build them aren't often packaged with
A non-small number of people install snapshots because they need to
have the features, etc., that -current includes, but want a somewhat
consistent and more-likely-to-work system. Alas, they often can't
easily get the sources used to build the snapshots. -current may not
have changed much since the shapshot was built, but it often changes
at least a bit.
Chris Demetriou - email@example.com - http://www.netbsd.org/People/Pages/cgd.html
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.
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