Why both BIND 8.3.0 and BIND 8.2.5?

David R. Conrad david.conrad at nominum.com
Fri Sep 7 14:31:27 UTC 2001


Many (MANY) people (including IBM) complained to ISC when features were 
added in minor point (bugfix) releases.  Before I left ISC, the policy was 
changed such that only bug fixes were to be included in bug fix 
releases.  New features were to go in point releases.  I would be surprised 
if that policy were to change back.


At 10:16 AM 9/7/2001 -0400, Joseph Caldwell wrote:

>Based on there being release candidates out for both 8.2.5 and 8.3.0, it
>looks like the plan is to actually release both; is that correct?  If so,
>why would you want to do that instead of just have 8.3.0 (I realize that
>8.3.0 has 'new function', while 8.2.5 is just 'fixes'; but is the new
>function so extensive or incomaptible that one might need to stick with the
>8.2.x series instead of moving to 8.3.0?)?
>My platform, IBM iSeries (aka AS/400), is currently at 8.2.3 and I would
>like to upgrade it soon.  I guess I'm just looking into insight as to under
>what conditions I would need to stick with 8.2.x instead of going to 8.3.0?
>Thanks in advance for your help.
>Joe Caldwell, IBM Corp., iSeries 400 Laboratory
>1701 North St., Dept GZPA, Endicott, N.Y. 13760
>Internet e-mail: joecwell at us.ibm.com

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