cvs commit: ports/x11/libX11 Makefile distinfo manpages pkg-plist ports/x11/libX11/files patch-src_ImUtil.c

Dejan Lesjak dejan.lesjak at
Fri Jun 8 01:08:38 UTC 2007

[moving to freebsd-x11@]

On Thursday 07 June 2007 11:16:05 Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 10:22:29AM +0200, Alexander Leidinger wrote:
> > Quoting Mark Linimon <linimon at> (from Wed, 6 Jun 2007
> >
> > 20:55:38 -0500):
> > >On Wed, Jun 06, 2007 at 09:44:50PM -0400, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> > >>The FreeBSD project does not have the resources (or desire) to
> > >> effectively do full-time incremental release engineering because
> > >> of changes being continuously pushed into ports.
> >
> > Who decides what is going in and what not? What changes are allowed to
> > go in and which aren't (read: what's the definition of "important"
> > here)?
> "Fixes an application crash" or "Fixes a security vulnerability" would
> be good reasons.  "Fixes some manpage typos" or "Adds a new cursor
> theme" or "Adds some linux-specific cruft" would not be :-)  I don't
> want to have to be the guardian of this myself so I hope the x11@
> mailing list will self-regulate with a bit of guidance.
> Basically everyone needs to be aware that commits to core ports
> (those in the dependency path of xorg-libraries, basically) need to
> come with a clear justification of why the update is required, so if
> you are prepared to defend yourself with solid arguments on that point
> then you probably have a reason to proceed.

Picking more or less random message...
I don't think this is such a big deal actually. This is mostly about 
xorg-libraries dependencies (the core ports) and they will probably not 
get new versions released that often (eg. last libX11 release was 30 Nov 
2006) by themselves. And then there are releases that might as well be 
skipped alltogether (libXcomposite 0.3.2 comes to mind); we already have to annotate those.
There will probably be more frequent updates of ports right now, though, as we 
find some regressions and other stuff missed in testing as more people with 
various environments get to install the thing.
As for this specific upgrade, it was indeed of the "Fixes an application 
crash" and "Fixes a security vulnerability" type and as said happened a bit 
more than 6 months after last release.


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