graphics/png status, when will 1.5.13 appear in ports?

Eitan Adler lists at
Mon Oct 15 12:38:51 UTC 2012

On 15 October 2012 05:45, Thomas Mueller <mueller23 at> wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 14, 2012 at 3:07 AM, Thomas Mueller <mueller23 at> wrote:
>> > From my original post:
>> >> I think graphics/png is at 1.5.12 in FreeBSD ports but 1.5.13?
>> >> Does anybody know when 1.5.13 will appear or if there is a particular snag?
>> > Niclas Zeising <zeising at> responded:
>> >> Since we are in a feature freeze, and graphics/png is the dependency of
>> >> a lot of ports, I don't think we'll see it in before 9.1 is released.  I
>> >> am not the maintainer however, so I'm only guessing.
>> >> Have you tried to update the port yourself, and send the patch as a pr?
>> > I hadn't thought of that, but if I could do that, it would help me better
>> > understand and work with the ports framework.  But would anybody commit it?
>> > But png-1.5.13 was released upstream some time before the FreeBSD ports
>> > feature freeze.  Yes, I know graphics/png is a dependency of many ports, from
>> > the +REQUIRED_BY file in /var/db/ports/png-1.x.y
>> > Tom
>> First, try contacting the maintainer, dinoex at .  It's possible that
>> Dirk already has the update ready and waiting for 9.1-release. If not,
>> he would probably be happy to have someone else provide a head start.
>> While the formal freeze has not been in place for long, an informal
>> freeze for a few ports has been in place for a while. The port
>> maintainers of things like Gnome, which have potential for massive
>> impact, have been holding off on major up-dates. graphics/png is
>> pretty much on the same category.
>> Once 9.1 is out and has had a bit of time to be sure that there are no
>> major surprises, I expect a really massive churn in ports. This is
>> fairly typical for new releases.
>> --
>> R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
> I didn't realize the FreeBSD ports people would be so cautious with png.

[5810 eitan at radar ~ ]%grep png-1.5 -c /usr/ports/INDEX-10

might help explain why. :)

Eitan Adler

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