Upcoming Feature Freeze

Thomas Abthorpe tabthorpe at FreeBSD.org
Tue Dec 7 14:15:32 UTC 2010

In preparation for 7.4/8.2-FreeBSD, the ports tree will be in feature
freeze after Release Candidate 2 (RC2) is released, tentatively planned for
January 7, 2011.

If you have any commits with high impact planned, get them in the tree
before then and if they require an experimental build, have a request for
one in portmgr@ hands within the week or so.

Note that this again will be a feature freeze and not a full freeze.
Normal upgrade, new ports, and changes that only affect other branches will
be allowed without prior approval but with the extra Feature safe: yes tag
in the commit message.  Any commit that is sweeping, i.e. touches a large
number of ports, infrastructural changes, commits to ports with unusually
high number of dependencies, and any other commit that requires the
rebuilding of many packages will not be allowed without prior explicit
approval from portmgr@ after that date.

with portmgr-secretary@ hat on

Thomas Abthorpe		| FreeBSD Committer
tabthorpe at FreeBSD.org	| http://people.freebsd.org/~tabthorpe
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