what is the purpose of the quarterly ports branches?

Grzegorz Junka list1 at gjunka.com
Fri Dec 16 18:16:29 UTC 2016

On 16/12/2016 10:10, Julian Elischer wrote:
> 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.

But it shouldn't be that much work to rebuild them? Setting up poudriere 
took one afternoon.

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