[HEADS UP] Ports Feature Freeze for 9.1

Thomas Abthorpe portmgr-secretary at FreeBSD.org
Wed Oct 10 19:42:56 UTC 2012

FreeBSD 9.1 RC2 has been pulicly announced, it is now time for the the
Ports Feature Freeze.

Normal upgrade, new ports, and changes that do not affect other ports will
be allowed without prior approval, but with the extra

Feature safe: yes

tag in the commit message. Any commit that is sweeping, that is,  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 at .

Check out http://www.freebsd.org/portmgr/implementation.html#sweeping_changes
for what constiutes a sweeping change.

on behalf of portmgr@


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