Bug 253706 - Website's 'features' page is outdated
Summary: Website's 'features' page is outdated
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Website (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
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Assignee: freebsd-doc (Nobody)
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Reported: 2021-02-19 23:15 UTC by Mitchell Horne
Modified: 2021-02-20 05:10 UTC (History)
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Description Mitchell Horne freebsd_committer 2021-02-19 23:15:46 UTC
Today I stumbled upon the page at https://www.freebsd.org/features/ which describes some of the unique technical features offered by FreeBSD.

The page has detailed entries for both 9.X and 10.X releases, but nothing more recent than that, meaning we lack any information on newer features present in actively supported releases.

This page offers useful information about what makes FreeBSD unique and is accessible from the front page of the website. Presenting older features as new in this way only serves to make the project appear outdated. Since it does seem like some effort will be required to update it, it could be that it is a better candidate for removal.
Comment 1 Daniel Ebdrup Jensen freebsd_committer 2021-02-20 05:10:17 UTC
Would it be better to refer users to the release notes for major versions, instead of deleting the page?

They typically include all the bigger changes, and it also means not having to keep track of newer changes separately.

For the -CURRENT branch, we can direct users to look at src/RELNOTES and a cgit log query like this:
https://cgit.freebsd.org/src/log/?showmsg=1&qt=grep&q=Relnotes