Subject: Re: A proposal on how to further handle ports
To: Dennis den Brok <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/26/2006 10:28:42
On Sep 26, 2006, at 1:09 AM, Dennis den Brok wrote:

> If a certain port of NetBSD has proven mature and the underlying  
> platform is not subject to changes anymore, for instance because it  
> is discontinued vendor-wise, move(!) the MD code for it to a new  
> branch, along with a copy of all MI code that builds and works for  
> that platform. Try to fix remaining issues, maybe do a platform- 
> specific release, and from then on, only pull up fixes for bugs and  
> security flaws.

...then the platform would never be able to benefit from improvements  
to MI code.

Plus, maintaining all those branches for bug fix / security update  
releases sounds like a lot of EXTRA work.

-- thorpej