what is the purpose of the quarterly ports branches?

Julian Elischer julian at freebsd.org
Fri Dec 16 10:11:06 UTC 2016

On 16/12/2016 4:01 PM, Dave Cottlehuber wrote:
> On Tue, 13 Dec 2016, at 23:14, Grzegorz Junka wrote:
>> I heard that ports' SVN is mirrored to Github. Isn't it enough to just
>> create a branch or tag for each quarterly release? Even if quarterly
>> packages are deleted, re-building packages from such branch/tag should
>> allow to recreate those packages as required since the same code would
>> give the same packages?
> These branches already exist BTW:
> https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd-ports/tree/branches/2016Q3

the trouble is that the packages are deleted as soon as they are stable.

> A+
> Dave
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