Lifetime of FreeBSD branches

Mike Jakubik mikej at
Mon May 23 14:38:14 PDT 2005

On Mon, May 23, 2005 5:08 pm, Simon L. Nielsen said:
> On 2005.05.23 16:51:18 -0400, Mike Jakubik wrote:
>> Thanks for the info guys. Does this "security support" also mean that
>> current ports will be compatible with the release?
> No, there are no guarantees about that.  The ports/ people generally
> try to make things work with older releases, but there are no gurantees
> there.  It's simply too much work to make such guarantees, and this is
> after all an volunteer project (for most parts anyway). See also
> for the "official" statement.

Right, i didnt think so. Debian is a volunteer project too, and their
packaging system supports all of their branches. I guess i should look
into rolling my own packages, to be sure. And yes, i realize that we just
dont have an infrastructure for something like this.

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