RFC: 5.3 Migration Guide

Len Zettel zettel at acm.org
Mon Sep 6 11:27:03 PDT 2004

On Sunday 05 September 2004 07:27 pm, Bruce A. Mah wrote:
> Howdy--
> I've volunteered to rework the 5.X Early Adopters Guide into a Migration
> Guide.  The focus of this document is less about discouraging unwary
> users and more about what kinds of changes users might encounter when
> they move from 4.X to 5.X.
> I'd like to solicit a pre-commit review on the document at:
> http://people.freebsd.org/~bmah/pub/article.html
OK, you asked :-). Attached are suggested cosmetic changes
to the English.  If this is premature, my apologies to all for wasting the

> A PDF rendering, as well as SGML source, also live in the same
> directory.
> The area I'm the most shaky on is the source upgrade procedure, which is
> basically an annotated version of the procedure in src/UPDATING.  I
> haven't done this procedure in a *long* time, and I'm kind of short on
> scratch systems (=> none) at the moment for testing the procedure.  In
> retrospect, I didn't actually plan on including this section, and I
> might have been less eager to take on this task if I'd know it was
> coming.  :-)
> trhodes and scottl provided some helpful feedback on an earlier draft of
> this document.
> Thanks for any comments...
> Bruce.
> PS.  This document will basically replace the EAG for 5.3.  On HEAD, we
> should probably disable or kill the EAG.  It's served its purpose (I
> think) and when it comes back in time for 6.0, it probably won't bear
> much resemblance to its current incarnation.
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