Subject: Re: Where are the ports gone ?
To: Chuck McManis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brian Chase <email@example.com>
Date: 04/18/2000 22:38:19
On Tue, 18 Apr 2000, Chuck McManis wrote:
> At 10:29 PM 4/18/00 +0200, Ragge wrote:
> >Hey, hey. 1.4.2 != -current. The 1.4 branch was taken a year ago, and no
> >new system types have been included in the 1.4 branch. You must fetch
> >a -current source tree to get something useable.
> Its very confusing, 1.4<letter> should be 1.5<letter> rather than 1.4.
> Since 1.4.<number> bears little to no relation to it.
It's not too confusing once you get used to it. In fact, once you get
used to it, the scheme makes a lot of sense. The 1.4.<n> releases are bug
fixes on 1.4. The 1.4<letter> release are feature enhancement/development
releases on the path to the next major release (i.e. 1.5).
-- 1.3 -- 1.3A - 1.3B - ... - 1.4 -- 1.4A - 1.4B - ... - 1.5 -->
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1.3.1 1.4.1 v
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