RELEASE_X_Y_Z branches/tags maintained??
roman at ontographics.com
Mon Oct 25 02:45:26 PDT 2004
Am Mo, den 25.10.2004 schrieb Christopher Vance um 10:37:
> >> > I have a question regarding the branches/tags of the ports tree for
> >> > stable releases. Are they in any way maintained. For instance I would
> >> > like to see security fixes and corrections like changed download URLs be
> >> > committed there.
> You have a choice between
> (1) a system with fewer packages/ports, but each one related to
> several supported OS versions,
> (2) a system with more packages/ports, but they're not tied to any OS version.
> If you want something like (1) on FreeBSD, you can always capture the
> ports tree as it was when your OS version was released (it's even
> tagged for you) and update only those parts you care about. You get
> to follow any advisories yourself (try portaudit). But if it breaks,
> you get to fix all the pieces yourself.
Maybe, if there is _enough_ interest, somebody (starting with me??)
could start a separate (from FreeBSD) project, that aims to maintain a
stable FreeBSD ports tree. It could start out with a subset of ports,
architectures and OS versions for the beginning, and scale when
resources are available. It could occasionally grab a tagged ports tree
and develop a stable version out of it.
What do you think?
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