Subject: Re: A proposal on how to further handle ports
To: Dennis den Brok <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/26/2006 10:28:42
On Sep 26, 2006, at 1:09 AM, Dennis den Brok wrote:
> If a certain port of NetBSD has proven mature and the underlying
> platform is not subject to changes anymore, for instance because it
> is discontinued vendor-wise, move(!) the MD code for it to a new
> branch, along with a copy of all MI code that builds and works for
> that platform. Try to fix remaining issues, maybe do a platform-
> specific release, and from then on, only pull up fixes for bugs and
> security flaws.
...then the platform would never be able to benefit from improvements
to MI code.
Plus, maintaining all those branches for bug fix / security update
releases sounds like a lot of EXTRA work.