advocacy/188031: Contradictions between the FAQ and the Handbook

Kim Lesmer knl at
Fri Mar 28 13:20:01 UTC 2014

>Number:         188031
>Category:       advocacy
>Synopsis:       Contradictions between the FAQ and the Handbook
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    freebsd-advocacy
>State:          open
>Class:          doc-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Mar 28 13:20:00 UTC 2014
>Originator:     Kim Lesmer
>Release:        10
On the FAQ here:

It says, when explaining the different releases:

"Briefly, -STABLE is aimed at the ISP, corporate user, or any user who wants stability and a minimal number of changes compared to the new (and possibly unstable) features of the latest -CURRENT snapshot."

This is highly contradictory to the information provided several places in the Hanbook.

For example:

"This is still a development branch and, at any given time, the sources for FreeBSD-STABLE may or may not be suitable for general use. It is simply another engineering development track, not a resource for end-users."


I think having a FAQ section outside of the Handbook is a problem. It would be better, easier to keep track of things, if the FAQ is moved to the Handbook and then the above information corrected.


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