Subject: Re: Problems (of course)
To: None <>
From: Martin Bokaemper <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/05/1993 21:24:00
>> 4) Can anyone suggest to me a better way of keeping up with the source
>> changes than FTPing all of the files that appear in the daily CVS log?
>> In general, if there is someone else out there who can't use SUP and
>> has a working -current system, then I'd like to hear from you.
>I have considered the possibility of modifying sup to make backup
>files automatically, and then generating my own patches for each day.
>Then I could send patches to people who want them.  No guarantees that
>I will do it any time soon though.
I think the idea of patches for -current is very good for all 

that can't use SUP. It is not necessary to generate these patches
'by hand' from SUP'ed files and their backups - CVS already is able
to provide diffs between ANY releases! 

I would like to see another mailing list (e.g. netbsd-current-patches) where  
the daily or weekly diffs are mailed.
Another possibility would be a mailserver that can mail diffs between
any two NetBSD-current releases -- so one can update from 20.NOV to 2.DEC
with a single set of patches.
This would allow people that can't use SUP to upgrade easily and also should
be cheaper (less network traffic) than SUP.