[tex-live] TeX Live 2008, i386-freebsd, FreeBSD 6.4 and i386-linux

Yue Wang yuleopen at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 02:43:53 CET 2009

Hi, Norbert:

> Huuuu???? FreeBSD 7.0 is OLDER than FreeBSD 6.4?? Guys from BSD, you
> have a very weird approach to version numbers...

Yes. FreeBSD versions are just branches. CURRENT will become 5.0, 6.0,
7.0 and 8.0 in the future, while 6.0 will become 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4
and 6.5 in the future.
So it is not something like this:
rather, it is somewhat like this:
5.0=>6.0=>7.0=>8.0 (this is the mainstream. CURRENT will become x.0 on the road)
6.0->6.1->6.2->6.3->6.4->.. (6.x are just branches of the 6.0 RELEASE)
                       7.0->  7.1->  7.2
6.0 should always be released early than 7.0. however, it is possible
to release an improved bugfix 6.x release after the 7.0 release (where
new features are incorporated).

Yue Wang

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