Subject: Re: Tangent: Current-kernel revision naming...
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/15/2000 16:33:15
Andrew Brown <> writes:
> actually...1.4.1 (aka branches off 1.4 (aka, and 1.4
> (aka continues on as 1.4A (aka and 1.4B (aka
>, etc.  but it would really look funny.

Actually, _no_.

the "1.4 branch" (netbsd-1-4 is the tag for this branch in the cvs
tree) is branched off the trunk at about the time that "1.4[.0] BETA"
or whatever is declared.

1.4, 1.4.1, etc., are tagged copies of that "netbsd-1-4" branch,
obviously after varying amounts of time and work.  8-)

the trunk continues being developed with pretty much no attention to
when the release branch is made.  (often there's some period before
the branch is cut where people try to make the trunk a little bit more
stable, but conceptually it's irrelevant.)  -current after 1.4 is
_not_ in any way a descendent of 1.4.

Chris Demetriou - -
Disclaimer: Not speaking for NetBSD, just expressing my own opinion.