Subject: Re: NetBSD version naming - suggestion
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
From: Martin Weber <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/15/2003 10:59:19
On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 10:55:08AM +0200, Lubomir Sedlacik wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 15, 2003 at 10:35:09AM +0200, Martin Weber wrote:
> > 
> > I think what *might* be helpful was to name -current after the release
> > it has passed. I.e. 1.6A-R, 1.6.1A-x ... so you'd clearly saw which
> > one was younger. Anyways, I like our version naming scheme...
> this doesn't make sense at all. -current is a separate branch, created
> off 1.6.  1.6.1 is *not* made from -current, it's only a bugfix release
> made from 1.6 sources (more precisely netbsd-1-6 branch).

Yes, but this way you could tag together the DATES of the releases. I.e.
when you have new stuff in 1.6.1B you can place a safe bet that this won't
be in 1.6.1, while you have to look through the release announcement of
1.6.1 to see around which time of -current 1.6.1 was created and which of
the features/bugs went into the release branch.