On Sun, 4 Sep 2011 09:11:33 +0000 (GMT) "Thomas Mueller" <mueller6724%bellsouth.net@localhost> wrote: > Gerard Lally <gerard%netmail.ie@localhost> wrote: > > > Am I correct in thinking HEAD for 5-1 is the 5-1 RELEASE (of > > November 2010) plus fixes (up to September 2011) *without* the new > > features that will come with the 6.0 release (LVM, NPF, etc.)? > > > Sorry - I phrased this the wrong way. > > > What I should have said is, am I correct in thinking the latest 5-1 > > at NetBSD-daily is the 5-1 formal RELEASE (of November 2010) plus > > fixes (up to September 2011) *without* the new features that will > > come with the 6.0 release (LVM, NPF, etc.)? > > > If so, is this a better ISO to use than the formal release ISO of > > 11-2010? Does it include just security patches or does it include > > new drivers as well? > > From what I've been told, and my interest in this is access to Linux > ext2fs partitions, that you need to follow the netbsd-5 branch, not > 5-1. > > That would be the most advanced, what would lead to NetBSD 5.2 if > that ever happens. HEAD is the work in progress toward NetBSD 6.0. > > netbsd-5 branch is called "NetBSD 5.1_STABLE". Yes I had it completely wrong Thomas. Thank you. What I didn't realise until a few days ago is that there are daily or at least frequent updates to formal releases. I had assumed that new updates and new features go into HEAD only.
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