[HEADSUP]: ports feature freeze starts in one week

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at FreeBSD.org
Sun Jan 31 18:59:20 UTC 2010

On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 19:36:33 +0100
Erwin Lansing <erwin at FreeBSD.org> wrote:

> 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, commts 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.

Let me emphasize "Any commit that [..] touches: infrastructural changes,
commits to ports with unusually high number of dependencies and any
other commit that requires the rebuilding of many packages"

The reason is very simple: we try to have release packages as up-to-date
as possible, and as much tested as possible. Keep in mind that it takes
time and effort to package 20K+ ports.

Please! Help us achieve this :)

IOnut - Un^d^dregistered ;) FreeBSD "user"
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