[ source-changes elided from the CC ] On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 05:22:53PM +0700, Robert Elz wrote: | | [...] | | NetBSD's current compatibility policy is important, we need to keep it, | even strengthen it wherever possible (mostly by gradually redesigning those | interfaces that turn out to cause problems to make them more stable). | Weakening it would be a disaster. I completely agree with Robert's entire post; especially this last point. Our ABI compatibility offering, especially with newer kernels and older userland [*] has been one of our stronger features for years, in contrast to the problems that are experienced on other (open source) systems that don't care about ABI compatibility. cheers, Luke. [*] modulo annoying exceptions such as ipfilter. darrenr@, please fix this correctly. mrg@ & I (and others) have been on your case about this for at least a decade.
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