cvs commit: src/sys/compat/linux linux_socket.c
paul at originative.co.uk
Thu Mar 10 18:19:44 GMT 2005
On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 09:36:46AM -0800, Brooks Davis wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 05:20:50PM +0000, Paul Richards wrote:
> > On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 11:55:10AM -0500, Brian Fundakowski Feldman wrote:
> > >
> > > How is this even a problem? The company targets 5.3-RELEASE, period,
> > > for all of 5.x. They do not need to upgrade their build computer to
> > > anything past RELENG_5_3 even in the face of security issues.
> > That really irritating bug that causes their development tools to
> > crash is fixed in 5.5. Clearly they'll want to run with that later
> > version.
> Then they should tell their customers that they only support 5.5 or they
> should routinly test on 5.3 to make sure that keeps working. For that
That's the crux of FreeBSD's problem really. We can't tell the
commercial world to change the way they work to suit what we want
to do. If we want them to take FreeBSD seriously we have to fit
with the expectations they have.
> matter, in the case we are discussing, as long as they don't use the new
> flags they would not have any problems and if they failed to test on the
> old version they claimed to support that's their problem.
Across a stable branch I think it's unrealistic to expect commercial
developers to keep track of all these nuances. These are the sorts
of development overheads that make costs prohibitive and thereby
rule out support for particular platforms.
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