Subject: Re: A release-users list
To: None <>
From: Richard Rauch <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/16/2001 21:19:15
If -release, like -current, is in constant flux, then the need for a place
to post announcements (and even ask flux-related questions) makes sense to
me.  Is this the nature of -release?  (I went looking for a definition of
it, but couldn't turn it up on the NetBSD FAQ pages.)

Previously, I have understood -release to just be a psuedonym for the most
recent release, and that -release is only in limited flux---during release
cycles.  If that understanding is correct, then IMHO it would be best to
direct -release-related questions to netbsd-help.  Otherwise, you'll have
many of the same questions (and answers) showing up on both lists.

I'm a bit troubled since the rationale for the new list seems to be:
current-users isn't appropriate because the questions don't necessarily
pertain to -current, while netbsd-users isn't appropriate because
netbsd-users is a general chatter list, not a help forum.

Have I missed something?  If not, netbsd-help seems to be EXACTLY what is
needed.  (I do have a couple of reasons to prefer NOT adding lists
gratuitiously.  And my impression is that this would be a gratuitious

  "I probably don't know what I'm talking about."