duration of the ports freeze

Thierry Thomas thierry at pompo.net
Sat Dec 1 05:58:58 PST 2007

On Sat  1 dec 07 at 14:25:08 +0100, Erik Trulsson <ertr1013 at student.uu.se>

> The ports freeze is intended to make sure the ports tree is in a stable and
> well tested state for the release.  Updating major ports always carry a
> great risk of breaking things thus defeating the point of the freeze.

Anyway, if the freeze is too long, and if the new version is released
several weeks after the thaw, very few will install these packages:
a lot of updates will be committed, and many users will update their
ports tree to install the new versions. This is very difficult to find a
good compromise!
Th. Thomas.

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