Subject: Re: SUP/FTP tree of NetBSD-current/-release will switch on Dec 15
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/13/2000 16:31:48
I guess the question is, why not?

If we provide cvs access, ftp access, etc for released branches, why shouldn't
sup also provide this in some way?


>On Wed, 13 Dec 2000 wrote:
>: The release branch for 1.5 was 6 months in length...During which time
>: real bugs did creep in and/or were found as side effects and had to get fixed.
>: This might work for X.Y.Z releases but the mainline releases even in good cases
>: take a while to cook and a new user coming in and supping -release would
>: be reasonably surprised to possibly get something labeled 1.6Alpha or something
>: similiar.
>Third time in this thread:  Sup is not meant to be used for tracking
>explicit releases, period.  If this fact needs better _documentation_, I'm
>quite happy to provide it.
>If you want explicit releases, you need to get a tarball of *officially
>released sources*, or use anoncvs to pull an explicit CVS tag.
>-- Todd Vierling <>  *
>-- Speed, stability, security, and support.  Wasabi NetBSD:  Run with it.