Ports quarterly branches

Ben Woods woodsb02 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 8 10:13:01 UTC 2015

I also wonder how that works. For example, I presume there is an attempt to
ensure most of the ports a building successfully prior to the quarterly

A gnome3 dependency stopped building the other day, meaning the gnome3
metapackage was no longer available to install. Would be a bit harsh to
branch a quarterly branch at that point. If it did, can people then still
commit fixes and security updates to the quarterly branch, or is it frozen?

On Thursday, January 8, 2015, Michael Grünewald <michipili at gmail.com> wrote:

> Since one year or so, FreeBSD ports are branched quarterly to provide
> stable branches.
> Where can I read more on this topic?  How does it affect my work as
> a port maintainer?
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> Thanks!
> Michael
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