DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2004-05
Re: When DragonFly hits release..
Erik P. Skaalerud wrote:
If we ever are going to have a branch similar to FreeBSD's "-STABLE", can we
pleasepleaseplease not name it -STABLE?
Over the years I've still wondered why its named -STABLE, when its not the
most stable branch at all.
I like debians way of expressing this, with "unstable".
New users get fooled into running -STABLE just because it says -STABLE. They
dont know what they are going into, and lets face it, no, they dont use the
handbook or the docs, they just simply do what their friends tell them to
Maybe this subject is a little far ahead in the future, but I really beg you
core people to not name it STABLE.
DragonFly does not and will not follow the same MFC method that lead to
this. The releases from DragonFly should be able to follow a standard
dictation of a revision release number. There is no reason for anything
else as the point of being a stable operating system should be more than