www/nginx-devel Name Change

Sergey A. Osokin osa at FreeBSD.org
Sat Mar 7 04:02:18 UTC 2015

Hi Robert,

On Wed, Mar 04, 2015 at 04:52:58PM -0500, Robert Simmons wrote:
> The port www/nginx-devel should really be renamed nginx-mainline. It
> is definitely not the development branch as is explained by the
> upstream project. Calling it devel may cause users to avoid using this
> port over the www/nginx port.
> I have a detailed explanation of this in a bug report here:
> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=196480
> Does this seem logical?


The nginx project basically provides two versions of nginx: stable and mainline.
New releases of the stable version contains bug and security fixes.
The mainline usually introduces a bugs in a new features.  This is why it has been
marked with '-devel' suffix.

For stable version FreeBSD ports tree historycally uses the same name as a software 
product has been named by author, for development version with '-devel' prefix.

Also, I see no reason why user may cause to avoid using the www/nginx-devel port.
Think it's always up to user to use or not to use any port from FreeBSD ports tree
as well as FreeBSD operating system.

Sergey A. Osokin
osa at FreeBSD.org

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