On Mon, Mar 19, 2001 at 08:33:03PM -0500, The Babbler wrote:
> FreeBSD-stable doesn't have releases as such, does it?
> That is, if you cvsup you get the stable track as it exists that minute.
> It's *called* "stable" most of the time;
> as a release gets close, it is renamed BETA and then RC (release
> until the day it's truly officially blessed and it is named RELEASE and
> that version number is frozen.
> The next day (probably the same minute, actually), the label gets
> switched back to STABLE and the version number is incremented by one.
> Regardless of the label, though, it's exactly the same animal.
> Thus, after 4.2-RELEASE, we got 4.3-STABLE, which is now 4.3-BETA and
> will become 4.3-RC, and finally the same code base will be frozen into
> 4.3-RELEASE, at which time 4.4-STABLE will come into existance.
Basically yes. A release is just a snapshot of the -stable (or, sometimes,
-current) branch at a particular point in time.
You got the order a bit wrong though. It is 4.2-RELEASE, 4.2-STABLE,
4.3-BETA, 4.3-RC, 4.3-RELASE, 4.3-STABLE, etc.
> "firstname.lastname@example.org" wrote:
> > When is the next FreeBSD-stable release????
> > Regards,
> > JB
4.3-RELEASE is scheduled for Mar. 25
It might be slightly later though.
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