Subject: Re: NetBSD version naming - suggestion
To: Rich Neswold <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/16/2003 14:04:09
On Wed, 16 Apr 2003, Rich Neswold wrote:

> I think what confused me for the longest time (I'm a new NetBSD user) was
> that CURRENT is still being considered "1.6". Up until very recent, I've
> been trying to figure out what two letters 1.6.1 will lie between (i.e. is
> 1.6.1 between 1.6K and 1.6L? Or 1.6Q and 1.6R?)

Easy: 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2, and so on, are all between 1.5ZC and 1.6A,
as far as principle interface changes go. Look at the explanation for
__NetBSD_Version__ in /usr/include/sys/param.h (and realize that a lot
of software tests if __NetBSD_Version__ >= NNNNNNNNN before trying to
use some new feature such as "utmpx", for example).