Subject: Re: NetBSD version naming - suggestion
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/22/2003 14:48:44
On Tue, 15 Apr 2003, 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).

But you're thinking like a developer. The point is that we have a lot of
users who don't, and who get confused by how we are doing things. I think
we really need to make _A_ change in how we do things, though I'm not 100%
sure if this numbering is it.

I think it's important since the folks who get the most confused are
usually just checking NetBSD out; the kind of folks who are trying to
learn if they shoul care about NetBSD.

> i personally find the current scheme fine and the odd/even version
> naming is actually *more* confusing, imho.

The problem isn't if it makes sense to you, or to me. It's what makes the
most sense to everyone, both current and future users.

Take care,