Subject: Re: Solaris 10 and pkgsrc
To: Magnus Eriksson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Todd Vierling <email@example.com>
Date: 10/05/2005 09:48:54
On Wed, 5 Oct 2005, Magnus Eriksson wrote:
> > Then, in about 1997 or 1998, some bright marketeer at Sun decided that
> > going from Solaris 2.6 to Solaris 2.7 was not impressive enough, so they
> > went to Solaris 7. And now they bump that number with every
> > release. (sigh)
> Sort of the same as with NetBSD recently then? *ducking, running*
The shift in NetBSD really does reflect a change in the way code is forked
for release branches. NetBSD uses a two-level branch system as of 2.x, and
that's why there are 2.0, 2.0.1, 2.1, and 3.0.
Sun uses a one-level branch system and no branch releases (they are used for
patch packages only, making it very close to a zero-level branch system).
So unlike NetBSD 2.0 vs. 2.0.1, Solaris has no 10 vs. 10.1 or 10.0.1.
-- Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org> <email@example.com> <firstname.lastname@example.org>