ports vs packages

Dmitry Sarkisov ait_mlist at rocc.ru
Tue Jan 10 11:30:24 UTC 2012

On 10-01-2012, Tue [10:16:06], Matthew Seaman wrote:
> On 10/01/2012 09:23, Dmitry Sarkisov wrote:
> > Would be nice to know if there any plans on switching to pkgng or any other pkg management 
> > system in a future.
> pkgng is under active development with the stated aim of replacing the
> current packaging system.  If you want to get involved, check out the
> #pkgng channel on irc.freenode.net
> It's still too early in the pkgng development cycle for a decision to
> have been made about if and when it becomes the new standard packaging
> system.  Given it is such a major infrastructure change the switch over
> will have to be carefully managed and I'd expect there to be a lot of
> activity over on freebsd-ports@ while it is all in beta.
> 	Cheers,
> 	Matthew

Thanks for the info, Matthew! It's really good to see some moving forward once in a while.

Best wishes,

Dmitry Sarkisov

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