On Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 05:31:03PM -0400, Ken Smith wrote:
> What we need to try and avoid unless *absolutely* *necessary* is the
> part Scott quoted above - binaries compiled on 6.3-REL should work on
> 6.2-REL unless there was a really big issue and the solution to that
> issue required us to break that. The reason is simple, people should be
> able to continue running 6.2-REL "for a while" and still be able to
> update their packages from packages-6-stable even after portmgr@ starts
> using a 6.3-REL base for the builds
This is news to me.
I've never heard that we're that concerned with forward compatability
even on a RELENG branch. We do not break the ABI for backwards
compatability - in that everything (including kernel modules) that ran on
6.2 must run on 6.3.
-- David (obrien@FreeBSD.org)