advocacy/188031: Contradictions between the FAQ and the Handbook

Andrew Moseman Andrew.Moseman at pomeroy.com
Fri Mar 28 13:40:01 UTC 2014


The following reply was made to PR advocacy/188031; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Andrew Moseman <Andrew.Moseman at pomeroy.com>
To: Kim Lesmer <knl at bitflop.com>, "freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org"
	<freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org>
Cc:  
Subject: RE: advocacy/188031: Contradictions between the FAQ and the Handbook
Date: Fri, 28 Mar 2014 13:32:55 +0000

 Good catch Kim,
 
 Another suggestion would be to link the FAQ to the hand book or vice versa =
 and manage only one definition.
 
 -----Original Message-----
 From: owner-freebsd-advocacy at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-advocacy at fre=
 ebsd.org] On Behalf Of Kim Lesmer
 Sent: Friday, March 28, 2014 9:11 AM
 To: freebsd-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
 Subject: advocacy/188031: Contradictions between the FAQ and the Handbook
 
 
 >Number:         188031
 >Category:       advocacy
 >Synopsis:       Contradictions between the FAQ and the Handbook
 >Confidential:   no
 >Severity:       non-critical
 >Priority:       low
 >Responsible:    freebsd-advocacy
 >State:          open
 >Quarter:       =20
 >Keywords:      =20
 >Date-Required:
 >Class:          doc-bug
 >Submitter-Id:   current-users
 >Arrival-Date:   Fri Mar 28 13:20:00 UTC 2014
 >Closed-Date:
 >Last-Modified:
 >Originator:     Kim Lesmer
 >Release:        10
 >Organization:
 >Environment:
 >Description:
 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 want=
 s stability and a minimal number of changes compared to the new (and possib=
 ly unstable) features of the latest -CURRENT snapshot."
 
 This is highly contradictory to the information provided several places in =
 the Hanbook.
 
 For example:
 
 http://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/current-stable.html
 
 "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 an=
 other engineering development track, not a resource for end-users."
 
 
 >How-To-Repeat:
 
 >Fix:
 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 Hand=
 book and then the above information corrected.
 
 >Release-Note:
 >Audit-Trail:
 >Unformatted:
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