Compatibility Between Releases Policy
norgaard at locolomo.org
Thu Oct 5 00:19:08 PDT 2006
Jason C. Wells wrote:
> 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.
I don't think you can rely on POLA for ports. But for the base system,
the developers try to stick to the Principle Of Least Astonishment, in
particular across minor version numbers.
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