[ntp:questions] NTP 4.2.6 Released

Dave Hart davehart at gmail.com
Tue Dec 15 10:55:43 UTC 2009

On Dec 15, 10:25 UTC, Martin Burnicki wrote:
> 4.2.6 contains a real bunch of changes against 4.2.4p8 which have not been
> mentioned here, but significantly change the way ntpd works, so users
> should carefully check if they want to upgrade to 4.2.6 right now.


That sizable message spells out the three years of -dev changes
between 4.2.4 and 4.2.6 in terms of file and changeset comments.
There was no corresponding bk-ntp-stable-send at lists.ntp.org message,
which would have been truly gargantuan as it would have included all
the diffs.  Harlan experienced a bk hiccup during the process that I
suspect was the failure of the attempted generation of that monster-
diff message.

A more succinct copy of the most of same information can be seen in
the ChangeLog file in the distribution, though it's maintained by hand
and incomplete by comparison.  Since this is a unified file for both -
dev and -stable branches, new entries appear in two places, at the top
for -dev and somewhere in the middle (ahead of the most recent prior -
stable entries).

Dave Hart

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