[vbox-dev] Announce: VirtualBox 2.0.6 released!

Frank Mehnert Frank.Mehnert at Sun.COM
Tue Nov 25 19:32:59 GMT 2008

On Tuesday 25 November 2008, Larry Riedel wrote:
> > No. The SVN is for development, the OSE archive which is
> > downloadable from our download page is the stable release.
> I think the tacit assumption is that some revision
> of the svn repository is used as the basis for what
> gets released, and the question is what revision of
> the repository is that.  If that assumption is wrong,
> I guess a natural question would be of what /is/ the
> svn repository used for development, if not what gets
> released?  I would understand there may be changes made
> to the codebase which is a snapshot of some revision of
> the repository before that codebase is used to build the
> release, but still there would be some revision of the
> repository which represents the snapshot to which those
> changes where made.

The SVN repository contains always the latest changes. When
we release a new major release, we open an internal branch
and backport important fixes to the branch to prevent
regressions. The development is done on the SVN trunk. For
this reason, there is usually no public SVN repository
available for VBox versions x.y.z with z != 0. The last
release in the public SVN was 2.0.2 (changeset r12415).

Kind regards,

Dr.-Ing. Frank Mehnert    Sun Microsystems    http://www.sun.com/
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