Subject: Re: testing RC's
To: None <>
From: Chuck Swiger <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 08/24/2005 13:03:46
Geert Hendrickx wrote:
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> So for sending PR's it may be better to use the tags (an RC) ?

When you send a PR, you want to identify exactly what version you are running.

If you had updated to 3.0-RC1 exactly, then sure, say that.

Normally, however,  people just follow the branch, and thus they mention the 
date or the CVS version number of a specific file that they are submitting a 
patch or diff for.

> Then, if a fix is committed, I should cvs up along the branch again to test it.  And
> later cvs up to the next RC tag again, and so on.  Right?  

If you update to the next RC tag, you will get the version of the software 
which exactly corresponds to something like a .iso image.  You will not get 
fixes released after that tag, which is probably not what you want since its 
better to update past that point in order to test new fixes.

Simply follow the branch.