Maximizing the use of binary packages and minimizing building packages

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Sun Feb 9 22:40:08 UTC 2014

On 09/02/2014 22:18, Chad Perrin wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 11:16:52PM +0000, Matthew Seaman wrote:
>> On 14/01/2014 19:35, Matt Reimer wrote:
>>> That's good news. What should I watch for in order to know when Really
>>> Soon Now becomes Now?
>> The release of pkg-1.3.x
> After most of a month (yes, I know that's not all that long), as I
> upgrade Mumble from pkgng to portmaster install to avoid having Qt
> binary package libs destroy X11 functionality with KMS again and watch
> the process destroy my browser instead, I wonder . . .
> Do you have any estimate on how many months Real Soon Now might mean?  I
> swear I won't hold you to a deadline; I would rather it be done right
> than done quickly.  I'm just interested in having something like an
> order-of-magnitude guesstimate for how far in the future Real Soon Now
> will happen.

I can't really say.  The essential code -- the new solver -- has been
committed to the Github master branch.  But there's a lot of work to do
yet to bed that in properly and debug any problems.

We did at one point mutter about making a new branch about every three
months or so, which would put 1.3 release sometime in March.  But that's
way too early IMHO.  "When it's ready."



Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil.

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