[FreeBSD Ports Version Check] Newer available versions for ports you maintain

Edwin Groothuis edwin at FreeBSD.org
Mon Oct 31 12:54:39 PST 2005

Dear $maintainer,

[Please read the first paragraph of the footer for additional
 information about the version checking]

As maintainer of one or more FreeBSD ports, I would like to inform
you that a new version is available for the following port(s):

Port                                 Current version New version URLs
------------------------------------ --------------- ----------- ----
editors/openoffice.org-1.1           1.1.5           2.0.0       [1]
lang/gcc-ooo                         3.4.1           3.4.2       [2]
lang/gcc-ooo                         3.4.1           4.0.0       [3]

Version checking:

- The algorithm for the next version is very simple:

  - For 95% of the ports, current version 1.2.4 will resolve into
    1.2.5, 1.3.0 and 2.0.0.

  - For ports which use an odd minor number to indicate a development
    version, current version 1.2.4 will resolve into 1.2.5, 1.4.0
    and 2.0.0. Same idea for ports which use an even number for this.

  - For numbered ports (automake15 for example), it will only check
    for prefixes with 1.5.

  These definitions have to be entered manually, and can be found
  on http://edwin.adsl.barnet.com.au/~edwin/ports/restricted-ports.html.
  If a port incorrectly shows up as "a new version is available",
  let me know and I can add it to the list and/or make a filter for

Please keep in mind that...

- the check was only done in relation to the current version, so
  it is possible that the new version is not the newest version
  available on the master sites.

- the full check of all ports takes more than two days, so it is
  possible that a new version is already commited. In that case,
  please ignore this email.

- this is the only time you will get an alert about the above
  mentioned port versions on the below mentioned URLs. When the
  port version is updated, a check will again be done for it. When
  a new URL with a newer version is found, a check will be done for
  it again.

- Not interested in further alerts? Send me the email address you
  are received it on for a full block, or the name of the port for
  a port-only block, or the name of a host for a host-only block.

- An overview of all newly discovered distfiles can be found at
  http://edwin.adsl.barnet.com.au/~edwin/ports/. The page keeps
  unchanged until the next run.

[1]   ftp://ftp.kddlabs.co.jp/office/openoffice/stable/2.0.0/OOo_2.0.0_src.tar.gz
      ... more URLs omitted, see website for the full list ...
[2]   ftp://ftp.eos.hokudai.ac.jp/pub/gcc/releases/gcc-3.4.2/gcc-core-3.4.2.tar.bz2
      ... more URLs omitted, see website for the full list ...
[3]   ftp://ftp.eos.hokudai.ac.jp/pub/gcc/releases/gcc-4.0.0/gcc-core-4.0.0.tar.bz2
      ... more URLs omitted, see website for the full list ...

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