BLFS release (?)

Jeremy Huntwork jhuntwork at
Thu May 8 23:27:31 PDT 2008

Alexander E. Patrakov wrote:
> DJ Lucas wrote:
>> The real problem with it is, if we keep holding for every version 
>> increment, we'll never get 6.3 out the door.
> And do we really need to get 6.3 out of the door? Essentially, without an errata 
> page, without the team tracking security issues and bugs, it will be just a 
> snapshot, not a proper distro release. Maybe versionless BLFS (i.e., "always use 
> svn") is the way to go?

Personally, I never use a released BLFS book. I can understand why some 
feel it is necessary or important, but for me, by the time it is 
released, it always feels so dated. Not a fault on any of the devs part, 
just a nature of the current setup, I think.

Anyway, this isn't really a vote, whichever way the current BLFS devs 
want to do it is fine. I just think that there might be some advantages 
to a versionless book worthy of consideration.


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