HEADSUP: bridge(4) removed from HEAD

Peter Jeremy PeterJeremy at optushome.com.au
Wed Sep 28 01:44:07 PDT 2005

On Wed, 2005-Sep-28 08:13:32 +0200, Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
>Considering that we only (more or less) document -STABLE branches in
>the Handbook it's not a big rush, as long as it's mentioned before 7.0
>comes out, though documentation about if_bridge in the Handbook would
>of cause be nice, considering it's also in 6.0 :-).

bridge(4) no longer exists in -current and is (effectively) deprecated
in 6.x.  It is desirable that this is documented in the handbook and
the filtering bridges article.

I though that the Project guidelines stated that deprecated features
had to be retained for a full major release but having checked the
Committers' Guide, it's only required that they be retained until the
next major release.  This means that it's not essential that the
handbook be updated before 6.0-RELEASE but it is desirable that the
updates occur early in the 6.x-STABLE cycle to provide adequate notice.

There's no reason why the handbook can't mention both (or, preferably,
all three) bridging devices - it just needs to mention that if_bridge
doesn't exist in 5.x

Peter Jeremy

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