Compatibility Between Releases Policy

Jason C. Wells jcw at
Wed Oct 4 22:25:07 PDT 2006

Where is the policy regarding compatibility between releases documented?

I recall reading once upon a time that FreeBSD won't break compatibility 
for the duration of a major point release.  If a third party wrote 
software for 6.0 it would be perfectly compatible with 6.1, 6.2 and on.

The reason I ask is that I am considering the wisdom of running 
portupgraed with each minor point release.

Jason C. Wells

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