[RFC] Why FreeBSD ports should have branches by OS version

Mark Linimon linimon at lonesome.com
Thu Jun 22 21:11:29 UTC 2017

On Thu, Jun 22, 2017 at 12:32:45PM -0400, scratch65535 at att.net wrote:
> My problem is that my industry experience tells me that reducing
> the frequency of port releases is practically *guaranteed* to be
> a Really Good Thing for everyone.

I remember before we had the quarterly releases, and people on the
mailing lists complained constantly about the ports bits only being
available once per release, or rolling with -head.

In other words, the exact opposite of what you are suggesting.

tl;dr: there is no way to satisfy everyone.


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