[HEADS UP] Upcoming ports feature freeze

Thomas Abthorpe tabthorpe at FreeBSD.org
Fri Mar 9 03:38:09 UTC 2012

FreeBSD 8.3 RC1 has been pulicly announced, it is now time for the the
Ports Feature 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.

on behalf of portmgr@


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