cvs commit: src/include string.h
memchr.3 memrchr.c src/sys/sys param.h
sobomax at FreeBSD.org
Wed May 28 00:56:56 UTC 2008
It's funny, the history repeats itself. We was having similar discussion
with you 3 years ago. :)
Erik Trulsson wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 06:09:03PM +0000, Paul Richards wrote:
>> On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 10:44:09AM -0700, Scott Long wrote:
>>> Paul Richards wrote:
>>>> On Thu, Mar 10, 2005 at 06:06:16PM +0100, Dag-Erling Sm?rgrav wrote:
>>>>> Paul Richards <paul at originative.co.uk> writes:
>>>>>> Imagine something like Photoshop being written on the most recent
>>>>>> version of Mac OS X and finding that compatibility only worked
>>>>>> forward. That would mean that most users out there would have to
>>>>>> upgrade their OS in order to use the most recent version of
>>>>> Yes, that is usually how it goes.
>>>> I don't believe it does. Can anyone provide real world examples of
>>>> this happening that we can consider?
>>> You know, I'm completely outraged that I can't use MSWord 2005 on my
>>> Windows 3.1 system! I even installed the win32s library! Don't those
>>> bozos at Microsoft care at all about forwards compatibility?
>> We're talking minor releases across stable branches here. This
>> issue is not whether 6.1 should run on 5.3 it's whether 5.4 should
>> run on 5.3
>> I would expect software developed on XP service pack 2 to be able
>> to run on a fresh CD install of XP.
> I wouldn't be so certain about that.
> Case in point: Last year a friend of mine bought a new computer, but
> could not use the sound device on the motherboard due to a lack of
> drivers. The sound drivers included with the motherboard (as well as
> those available from the manufacturers website) only supported Windows
> 98SE and later, while she was using plain Windows 98.
> Another example is that there are several Macintosh programs that will
> only work on MacOS 7.6 or later, and thus will not run on MacOS 7.5.5
> (which is the latest version that can be downloaded for free from
> That is two examples from the commercial world of not having forward
> compatibility between minor releases - I am certain many more examples
> can be found.
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