Do we need this junk?

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at
Sat Apr 7 08:49:56 UTC 2007

On Fri, Apr 06, 2007 at 03:23:14PM -0500, Nikolas Britton wrote:
> On 4/6/07, Julian Elischer <julian at> wrote:
> >
> >I think some of the frustration people have shown with you is because
> >you don't seem to appreciate how much this issue is constantly thought
> >about and how the current state is not just an "accident of history".
> >
> >We have a LOT  of old systems running around the world.
> >
> But the old systems don't need the latest and greatest copy of
> FreeBSD! This is why we provide errata / security fixes. The systems
> are a static non moving target ???

But we want the new features and bug fixes for the old systems too!
The ability to take the latest FreeBSD release and install it on an
older system is a feature, not a bug.

<Insert your favourite quote here.>
Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at

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