The development model and
have been designed to rapidly follow the everchanging
Internet, while allowing optional stabilization of cohesive package sets and
maintainance of solid branches which finally make up a release. The design
supports snapshots in almost all stages of development.
The bleeding-edge OpenPKG technology.
Development takes place on CURRENT, the Repostory trunk, commonly referred to as HEAD in the CVS world.
Changes are frequent, vendor updates are crawled bi-daily and integrated instantly.
Code and packages on the trunk are bleeding edge, incompatiblities are introduced regardless of practical issues.
Naming for CURRENT packages follows a date scheme with a resolution of one day.
The resulting filenames show a release identifier of YYYYMMDD (no dots).
The latest package replaces all successors and is wiped off the download server, so keep your favorites.
Snapshots are stored in current/YYYYMMDD/.
OpenPKG-CURRENT as of March 2006 consists of over 950 packages.
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All pieces of code and packaging specification created or maintained by the
OpenPKG Project are stored in a central CVS
. For vendor or 3rd party pieces which can be retrieved from the
public Internet the Repository stores references, not copies.
OpenPKG packages are available in various versions, derived from different
source branches of the central CVS Repository
These directly map to the internal structure of the CVS Repository
This CVS structure is summarized in the following figure.
OpenPKG CVS Repository
As one can see, there are actually three types of branches in the OpenPKG CVS
repository. The trunk (HEAD
) where all development efforts are placed
and which holds "OpenPKG -CURRENT"; the "OpenPKG -STABLE" branches
) which hold the stable releases; and the "OpenPKG
-SOLID" sub-branches (OPENPKG_N_M_SOLID
) which hold the updates for
Our developer's summary table
shows the details how CVS
tag/branch names and community/marketing names are related and where the
corresponding distribution packages are located.