Is the FreeBSD ABI compatibility policy documented anywhere
bruce at cran.org.uk
Fri Sep 25 01:37:12 UTC 2009
On Thu, 24 Sep 2009 14:00:04 -0700
Julian Elischer <julian at elischer.org> wrote:
> Stef Walter wrote:
> > It seems that FreeBSD has an ABI compatibility policy where major
> > versions remain ABI and API compatible throughout minor point
> > versions. That is to say that the kernel interfaces and libraries
> > for (eg) 7-STABLE, 7.1-RELEASE, 7.2-RELEASE are not supposed to
> > change.
> > Is this a policy of the project? If so, is it documented anywhere?
> > Or is it just a convention?
> It is a policy of the project but I don't think our policies are
> written down as such. I think you will find it referenced in
> many places in a sideways manner rather than directly.
> Possibly in the developer handbook
The only place I found it directly referenced was in
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