misc/89257: Previous version compatibility in 6.0
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Fri Nov 18 22:20:03 GMT 2005
>Synopsis: Previous version compatibility in 6.0
>Arrival-Date: Fri Nov 18 22:20:02 GMT 2005
>Release: FreeBSD 6.0
It seems apps compiled against version 5.0 of FreeBSD are not compatible with 6.0 out of the box and to me this isn't good. I can still run windows applications written well over 15 years ago unmodified on my PC out of the box and without running through hoops. The "recompile defense" is unacceptable as the source code is not always avaliable and more importantly users must not be expected to care.
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