stable vs releng

Steve O'Hara-Smith steve at
Wed Aug 22 19:09:49 UTC 2018

On Wed, 22 Aug 2018 13:38:02 -0400 (EDT)
doug <doug at> wrote:

> On Wed, 22 Aug 2018, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> > On Wed, 22 Aug 2018 09:52:36 +0100
> > Matthew Seaman <matthew at> wrote:
> >
> >> So no removal of drivers, no
> >> changes to ABIs, compatibility for 3rd party kernel modules across all
> >> the kernels in the branch etc.  Some of that I think we're getting
> >> right, other bits we aren't doing so well with.
> >
> > <cough>nVidia</cough>
> >
> I do not understand. If the FreeBSD Desktop support model is a two story 
> outhouse, XORG has always been on the top floor. At least that was my 
> understanding. What am I missing?

	When 11.2 came out there was an issue which broke kernel ABI
compatibility. The packages are built on 11.1 to ensure that they run on
all 11.x which is fine apart from kernel modules like the nvidia one which
breaks horribly on 11.2 (panics the box) unless it is built on 11.2.

	Since 11.1 is supported for three months after 11.2 came out the
packages have to be 11.1 builds.

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