advocacy/188031: Contradictions between the FAQ and the Handbook
knl at bitflop.com
Fri Mar 28 13:20:01 UTC 2014
>Synopsis: Contradictions between the FAQ and the Handbook
>Arrival-Date: Fri Mar 28 13:20:00 UTC 2014
>Originator: Kim Lesmer
On the FAQ here: https://www.freebsd.org/doc/faq/introduction.html
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.
"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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