Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/etc (Telling people to send bug reports)
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Matt Fleming <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/15/2006 13:08:28
On 15/08/06, Matthias Scheler <> wrote:
> In article <>,
>         Geert Hendrickx <> writes:
> >> 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.
> That's good point. People might have to install them to get a security
> fix (before it's part of a release) and won't like their system as
> being marked as an unstable version becaose of that.
> > 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?
> I like 3.0.0_PATCH because it avoids the very similar looking names like
> 3.0.0_STABLE and 3.0_STABLE for branches with different purpose.

I agree, there's no ambiguity about what the 3.0.0_PATCH branch should contain.