DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2005-10
Re: release version numbers and estimate dates
I can't speak officially, but how I feel about it:
On 06.10.2005, at 00:06, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
Can someone point me to a webpage or doc that outlines the release
versions including upcoming release versions?
Last time I checked I didn't find it on the wiki and the webpage, so
maybe it was just on the lists. I'll sum it up for you:
Many of you might recognize some similiarities to the version numbering
of the linux kernel.
Development happens only on CVS trunk. This is called -DEVELOPMENT.
The version numbers of -DEVELOPMENT are *always* odd: At the moment
we're at 1.3. If we're far enough and feel that we should prepare a
new release, we try and get the code extra-stable++ and make a CVS
branch. This release branch gets a new version which is *always* even:
The latest release is 1.2. The next release thus will be 1.4.
-DEVELOPMENT of course will advance to 1.5.
Release branches of course get bugfixes committed. No new features,
never! Every now and then, on both -RELEASE and -DEVELOPMENT branches,
Matt will assign a new subversion to the branch (1.2.6, 1.3.7). This
is just so that users can see if there are changes (security fixed)
they should pull.
Then there are the sliptags: DragonFly_Preview lies somewhere on
-DEVELOPMENT, it is some snapshot which will be updated now and then
(like some hours ago). Every release also has a _Slip tag associated
which is the same snapshot, just on a release branch. release_slips
are the "official" release versions.
And what about estimated dates for releases?
ETA still is december I think, but we'll have to see how far we get
till then. I think we can always stabilize the code for a release, the
question is just if we want to use a semi-changed code base for
release. But we'll care about this when we're there.
I am working on a BSD certification group for our "associate" (Junior
I don't think it should cover a development version (which 1.3 is).
Things can change a lot here. I think 1.2 or an upcoming 1.4 would be
better targets, but that's my personal opinion.
Before April? I hope so. Before December? I doubt it.
level) certification requirements document. We are defining versions of
DragonFly to cover. I am guessing that it should cover 1.3.x (or
like that). Will there be a 1.4 official release before April? Before
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