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Re: updating for update's sake



On 20 January 2006 at 17:18, naddy_(_at_)_mips_(_dot_)_inka_(_dot_)_de (Christian Weisgerber) wrote:

> <bsd_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_rutgers_(_dot_)_edu> wrote:
> 
> > Once upon a time it seemed that these "gratuitous" updates were frowned 
> > upon.
> 
> Depends what you term "gratuitous".  Following test (alpha, beta,
> pre-) releases without a good reason is frowned upon.  By contrast,
> following regular/stable releases looks like a normal part of
> maintaining a port to me.  Bugs do get fixed, and frequently the
> extent of this is not clear from the change log.
> 
> > But I am curious what the official stance is now.
> 
> I'm not sure we have one. :->
> 
> > I'm probably just thinking too hard about this.
> 
> Yes, I think you are.

:)  Thanks to all who responded, I appreciate it.