Subject: Re: netbsd-2-0-RELEASE
To: Johnny Billquist <bqt@Update.UU.SE>
From: Manuel Bouyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/02/2004 23:15:59
On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 04:05:45PM +0100, Johnny Billquist wrote:
> It has happened, and that's that.
> I think it's unfortunate.
> Previously we had:
> 1.6 - the base for the 1.6 branch.
> 1.6<letter> - further development from 1.6 to whatever next release was.
> (minor or major)
> 1.6.<digit> - official releases with fixes on the 1.6 branch.
> If code needed some system service that was implemented first in 1.6, they
> could easily check if __NetBSD_Version__ > 106000000, and it worked, even
> if you happened to running -current.
> Now, all of a sudden, if you are running current, you're basically shot.
> You'll have 299rrpp00, while when 2.1 comes out, it will have 201rrpp00.
> Yet, 2.1 might very well have stuff that -current of today don't have.
no, because 2.1 will be a patch release of 2.0, just like 1.6.1 was a patch
release of 1.6. There will never be a 201rrpp00 for current, the next current
will ne 399rrpp00
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference