[HEADS UP] Upcoming ports feature freeze

Thomas Abthorpe tabthorpe at freebsd.org
Tue Mar 6 03:08:03 UTC 2012

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 10:16:45PM +0000, Thomas Abthorpe wrote:
> The FreeBSD 8.3 release process is under way, you can view the schedule,
> http://wiki.freebsd.org/Releng/8.3TODO
> As has become the custom, a ports feature freeze is anticipated to be
> announced with the RC1 date, tentatively scheduled at this time
> for March 2, 2012.  Watch for further announcements as we get closer.
> During the feature freeze, committers are expected to be conservative with
> their commits, that is, no sweeping commits, infrastructure changes, or
> commits to ports with a high number of dependencies.

I said I would follow up as we got closer, and so here it is, finally.

We will flip the switch for Feature Freeze after the announcement for
RC1 officially goes out.


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