Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/etc (Telling people to send bug reports)
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Geert Hendrickx <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/15/2006 14:45:49
On Sun, Aug 13, 2006 at 02:11:36PM +0000, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:
> Module Name:	src
> Committed By:	jmmv
> Date:		Sun Aug 13 14:11:36 UTC 2006
> Modified Files:
> 	src/etc: Makefile
> Added Files:
> 	src/etc: motd.stable
> Log Message:
> Add a "how to report bugs" message for STABLE branches too, as they really
> are development snapshots (although not as "bleeding edge" as current).
> Per tron@'s suggestion.
> This way we get consistent messages along the development process.  Otherwise,
> STABLE could carry no message while a RC could, disappearing again after the
> real formal release.  With this change only formal releases do not carry any
> special message in motd.

I agree with this change for stable branches like netbsd-3, but not for
security branches like netbsd-3-0.  It doesn't seem appropriate to call
those "development snapshots", IMHO.  

I'd propose to call NetBSD versions on a security branch e.g. 3.0.0_PATCH
(instead of _STABLE).  What do other people think about this?