ANNOUNCE: GNOME 2.12.1 has been merged into the ports tree

Kris Kennaway kris at
Sun Nov 6 13:39:57 PST 2005

On Sun, Nov 06, 2005 at 09:51:43PM +0100, Dirk Meyer wrote:
> Jeremy Messenger schrieb:,
> > But, we will accept any patch that fix for FreeBSD 4.x as long it doesn't  
> > break with FreeBSD 5.x, 6.x and 7.x. There is no reason to keep FreeBSD  
> > 4.x for desktop.
> Well well, hold the horses ....
> There are still a dozens regression in 5.x
> - some hardware does not boot 5.x
> - vimum/gvinum ist not working with 4.x volumes
> - and performaces is a nightmare on atapi harddisks
> - em0 gigabit ethernet solws down to 40kb/s
> - yacc is broken in the base.
> ... and more to detect
> So far about 11 of 30 istalled machines were broken on update.
> Keep in mind that 5.4 was the first "stable" release of 5.x.
> But it has not reached the quality of 4.x

You're welcome to keep supporting ports on FreeBSD 4.x for as long as
you like.  In fact I'm sure there would be several people who'd
appreciate it if you announced your commitment to doing so.

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