Subject: Re: SUP/FTP tree of NetBSD-current/-release will switch on Dec 15
To: None <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/13/2000 13:33:02
On Tue, Dec 12, 2000 at 03:44:26PM -0500, wrote:
> Plus, why would release indicate 1.5.1alpha? That isn't released and isn't
> the current release yet.
> -release would imply to me to be a copy of the last official release, not
> the next in progress, possibly buggier working release candidate.

Since minor version releases are patch releases - there should never be bugs
introduced, because only bug fixes should be pulled up.
(And possibly driver additions, which should never break existing code, just
add new 'possibly-nonfunctional' code.)

Any such pull-ups on 1.5 are what will become 1.5.1 someday anyway - since
major changes -> on -current, will become 1.6

So, supping -release is a way to automatically get security patches and
bug fixes.

(And no, I didn't understand that until Hubert explained it to me a year
and a bit ago ;-)

David Maxwell,| --> Mastery of UNIX, like
mastery of language, offers real freedom. The price of freedom is always dear,
but there's no substitute. Personally, I'd rather pay for my freedom than live
in a bitmapped, pop-up-happy dungeon like NT. - Thomas Scoville