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Re: HEADS UP: Name change committed

From: Sander Vesik <sander@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 19 Nov 2003 23:06:20 GMT
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Mike Porter <mupi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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> On Wednesday 19 November 2003 12:55 pm, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>> :> I think that once DragonFly goes "production", users will want
>> :> branches.  They'll want something like the freebsd-security
>> :> (or maybe call it freebsd-safe) branch.
>> :
>> :I'm not sure that will be needed once we vfs layering is complete along
>> :with the packaging system. All of the security updates can be pushed out
>> :via a tagging inside the packaging system. Hence everything in the system
>> :will have a tag on it. ex:
>> :`whencefrom /bin/sh`
>> :
>> :"src/bin/sh/main.c  1.25
>> :Not uptodate; current: 1.27
>> :Download [Y/N]
>>     Ok, I see what you are getting at.  I think we definitely want to
>>     push security updates through the packaging system, but I think
>>     that is a separate issue from cvs tagging.  In fact, security updates
>>     to the base system via the packaging system could be driven from CVS.
>>                                               -Matt
> I am pretty sure that the -security "branch" in FBSD is handled through CVS 
> tags.  I guess if it comes right down to it, the entire *branch* is specified 
> by a cvs tag.  Keeping those tags up-to-date could involve some work by the 
> people running the show, but I can't see it being any more work than trying 
> to have two separate source pools, and occasionally copy stuff between them 
> (MFC).

But MFC and merging in general is not "copying stuff between separate source pools" 
keepinga set of tags up to date in general is *more* work than having a branch and
worse, you can't really do that always without branching anyways.

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