FLAVORS in quarterly branches

Guido Falsi mad at madpilot.net
Thu Oct 12 20:45:18 UTC 2017

On 10/12/2017 22:25, Mel Pilgrim wrote:
> On 10/12/2017 00:58, Guido Falsi wrote:
>> On 10/12/2017 01:04, Adam Weinberger wrote:
>>>> On 11 Oct, 2017, at 16:52, Mel Pilgrim 
>>>> <list_freebsd at bluerosetech.com> wrote:
>>>> Will the FLAVORS feature be MFH'd to 2017Q4, or will it first show 
>>>> up with 2018Q1? I'm not going to flavor public ports just yet, but I 
>>>> have some local ports that would benefit from the feature.
>>> Categorically, if it lands in HEAD this quarter, it wouldn't appear 
>>> in quarterly until 2018Q1. Major new features without the kinks 
>>> ironed out is exactly what shouldn't get merged to quarterly.
>> AFAIK no flavor features can be committed to the official repo yet (a
>> commit hook will prevent the commit).
>> The feature is in for private testing.
>> My understanding is that commits with flavors will be allowed to head
>> starting in 2018, so the first quarterly with flavors in it should
>> happen for 2018Q2. But, being the feature in by 2018Q1 backported
>> updates may include flavors.
> I'm aware of all of this from the official feature announcement. I 
> figured the earliest it would appear in quarterly would be 2018Q1. Per 
> my original message, I'm not looking to flavour my ports in the public 
> repo just yet, but use the feature internally and wanted to know when it 
> would hit quarterly so I can put a timeframe on production use.

Then, starting from January, quarterly branches could get some flavored 
ports. The bulk will be hitting quarterly with 2018Q2.

Guido Falsi <mad at madpilot.net>

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