Subject: Re: system updates
To: Martti Kuparinen <>
From: Curt Sampson <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/16/2001 21:44:19
On Thu, 16 Aug 2001, Martti Kuparinen wrote:

> But if one wants to have the offical release + all security fixes
> without "untested" features from the "stable" (e.g. netbsd-1-5) branch?
> Ever followed FreeBSD -STABLE and saw things break on production
> systems? I have and I don't want to see that again. The FreeBSD's RELENG_4_3
> branch is just what I needed.

NetBSD's netbsd-1-5 release branch is much more similar to the RELENG_4_3
branch than to the -STABLE branch. Very few, if any, new features go into
suceeding 1.5.x releases. It's mostly just bugfixes, security fixes and
the like.

Curt Sampson  <>   917 532 4208
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