duration of the ports freeze

David Southwell david at vizion2000.net
Sat Dec 1 02:51:57 PST 2007

On Friday 30 November 2007 21:47:07 Jason C. Wells wrote:
> Peter Jeremy wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 03:04:14PM -0600, Mark Linimon wrote:
> >> On Fri, Nov 30, 2007 at 07:50:02AM -0800, Jason C. Wells wrote:
> >>> It wouldn't surprise me if portmanager is hoping that KDE 4.0 will go
> >>> prime time real soon.  That's my big conspiracy theory.
> >>
> >> package builds out the door.  The Razor, and past experience, would
> >> suggest that sweeping changes would delay all that significantly.
> >
> > As a corollary, KDE4 will not hit the ports tree until after 7.0 and 6.3
> > are released.
> We lucked out last time and got current updates of both gnome and kde.
> Let me fix my original post.
> "It would be a pleasant surprise if portmgr were able to take KDE 4.0 to
> prime time real soon."
> Later,
> Jason
> _______________________________________________
I must say I am having difficulty understanding the policies applicable during 
ports freeze. 

What criteria are used to determine whether an update is allowed or barred 
during the freeze? 

The freeze seems to be of longer duration than originally expected while the 
current inconvenience seems to growing exponentially. I appreciate the long 
term benefits so please do not think I am in any way critical of those who 
are working on this. 

I would hgowever like to ask, on the basis of what is being learned now, how 
could the length freezes be diminished on future occasions? 

David Southwell

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