HEADS UP: Ports freeze for 6.4 and 7.0 in effect
bsam at ipt.ru
Mon Sep 8 20:17:46 UTC 2008
Giorgos Keramidas <keramida at freebsd.org> writes:
> On Mon, 8 Sep 2008 14:01:25 +0200, Erwin Lansing <erwin at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
>> In preparation for both the 6.4 and 7.1 releases, the ports tree has
>> been frozen. All commits have to be approved by portmgr. See the
>> portmgr webpage for more information about what is and isn't
>> allowed during the freeze. We are aiming for a short freeze period,
>> so we will be quite strict in allowing commits during the freeze. Of
>> course, we do appreciate any help fixing existing errors in the tree,
>> so if anyone is bored, a good starting point will be portsmon.
> Damn :/
> My emacs-22.3 release update almost made it into ports before the freeze
> by 1-2 days. Is there any chance I could bribe you guys to get it in,
> so we can have the latest stable 22.X GNU Emacs in the release?
> Having said that, I am a bit unfamiliar with all the work port builders
> have to do during the freeze, so if getting a new Emacs in the tree is
> completely out of the question because it would create a lot of work for
> you guys, that's ok.
> On the other hand, if the ports stay frozen for several weeks and we
> still have time to let it settle into the tree, it would be very nice to
> include this version. It includes a mildly important fix in the way
> Emacs spawns Python processes that would be _very_ nice to have in
> ports sooner, rather than a couple of months later.
Since it is a security issue it may be resolved before release.
Just the patch should be polished a little.
Boris Samorodov (bsam)
Research Engineer, http://www.ipt.ru Telephone & Internet SP
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