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Date:      Wed, 22 Nov 2006 16:32:50 -0500
From:      Jerry McAllister <jerrymc@msu.edu>
To:        Graham Bentley <admin@cpcnw.co.uk>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Upgrade Question
Message-ID:  <20061122213250.GA52848@gizmo.acns.msu.edu>
In-Reply-To: <op.tjfrizzkt4j7n6@localhost.cpcnw.co.uk>
References:  <op.tjfrizzkt4j7n6@localhost.cpcnw.co.uk>

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On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 09:05:13PM -0000, Graham Bentley wrote:

> >You've confused STABLE with RELEASE.  6.2 has not reached RELEASE.  
> >6-STABLE is the latest "these changes worked fine in CURRENT (right now, 
> >aka 7) and have been MFCed (merged from current) so that more people can 
> >try them out", which right now corresponds to the version of FreeBSDthat  
> >is just about to be released which also happens to be called6.2-RC1  
> >(release candidate 1)).  When 6.2 is ready to go, a new RELEASEbranch is  
> >created (6.2-RELEASE) which only gets security fixes.
> 
> So, if I want the 'latest version' that 'isnt a work in progress' (or at  
> least tested
> to the point where it is know to be working correctly in the majority of  
> scenarios)
> always use the RELEASE branches ?

Then use something like    RELENG_6   or   RELENG_6_1

That will get you the release plus security updates.
I think the RELENG_6 will include stuff from 6.2 as soon as it
is merged.

////jerry

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