How long should we keep the alpha releases?

Robert Connolly robert at
Sun Jan 2 05:48:50 PST 2005

On January 1, 2005 06:41 pm, Archaic wrote:
> Due to the fact that the releases, at this point, are really the same
> basic thing as pre-releases, I am thinking about removing them as soon
> as the next one comes out.
> Along with that, removing the patches from the patches repo providing we
> aren't using them in the current release.

That is very much like what LFS does now, right?

> Lastly, when an updated patch is just a symlink to an older patch, and
> the older patch is no longer needed, I would prefer to just mv the file
> to the new name. For instance, util-linux-2.12h-fPIC-1.patch and
> util-linux-2.12p-fPIC-1.patch are the same file, just a symlink. I
> haven't looked yet, but when I do, if I find that the 2.12h patch is
> no longer referenced in the latest alpha release, I will delete the
> symlink and move 2.12h to 2.12p.

Sounds good to me.

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