Subject: Re: Current versus 1.4.2?
To: Andrew Brown <>
From: Jon Lindgren <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/23/2000 16:09:09
On Tue, 23 May 2000, Andrew Brown wrote:


> certainly, in terms of the engineering of the tree itself (names
> change, things move, things get better, certain vestigial features are
> trimmed), but i'm speaking in slightly more gross terms.
> i always believed that, as far as support for devices goes, the
> current "trunk" (from which all releases are grown) contains support
> for all the stuff that any release ever contained, whereas current has
> support in it for things that no release (yet) has supported.  that,
> to me at least, makes current a proper superset of the release, or
> conversely, the release a proper subset of the "trunk".  no?

Aha.  In terms of features, I believe that's correct - usually a release
branch contains less "features" (i.e. drivers, pseudo devs,
enhancements) than -current.  Of course, sometimes a driver is removed,
etc... so on occasion a release has a driver that -current
doesn't.  Looking at it from a stance not concerned with code branches, it
would be relatively okay to say that -current has more features/device
support than a release.

Is this what you're looking for, or have I confused your question further?

> >Ne pas?
> je ne sais pas.  :(

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