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Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition by Michael W. Lucas

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OpenBSD Versions

Developers all over the world continually make minor changes to OpenBSD’s source code. If you download the source code in the morning and again in the afternoon, you’ll get two slightly different versions. In fact, at any given time, you can get a few different versions of OpenBSD: -current, snapshots, releases, and -stable.

OpenBSD-current

OpenBSD-current is the most recent development version of OpenBSD, containing code that is making its public debut. Developers test each other’s work and then get approval to commit code to the tree. Eventually, they must put their work out for the public to test, review, and debug.

OpenBSD-current is where the public can access the newest code. If a change would temporarily break web ...

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