Subject: Re: NetBSD version naming - suggestion
To: Emre Yildirim <>
From: Sean Davis <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/22/2003 22:53:05
I think it is important to remember at this point that no matter what
version naming scheme NetBSD chooses, not everybody will be happy with it.
Personally, I like the 1.6<letter> scheme for current, but if I had to
choose one of the alternates I saw proposed, the go-to-1.7-for-current as
soon as 1.6 branched would be the one I'd choose, and stick with letters. So
current right now would be 1.7R, etc. As for the linux-ish scheme of 2.0.x
being development and 2.1.x being stable (which is linux reversed), I think
it's a) unnecessarily complex and b) a waste of numbers. Sure, there are
plenty of numbers, but I'd rather just mark things -CURRENT and -STABLE than
have even and odd numbers denote whether something is current or stable.
It's a lot more straightforward to just label them -CURRENT/-STABLE like
FreeBSD does.

But I digress. I see nothing wrong with the current versioning scheme.


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