Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/etc (Telling people to send bug reports)
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/15/2006 15:40:16
On 8/15/06, 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.

Aren't there RCs for the security branches?  If there are the rename
of STABLE to PATCH might not solve this issue.  (I sincelery don't

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