Upcoming Releases

Doug Hardie bc979 at lafn.org
Wed Mar 16 05:20:14 UTC 2016

> On 15 March 2016, at 21:11, Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Mar 2016, Doug Hardie wrote:
>> I recently saw a comment in one of the maillists that 11.0 was likely to have the new packetized base feature.  That tells me that 11.0 is most likely to be dicey to work with.  I am reminded when the new pkg system came out and the supporting servers were compromised.
> To the best of my knowledge, there was no relation between pkg and any compromises.

There was a period where the regular pkg servers were not available because they had to be rebuilt.  I don't recall the dates.  It was not pkg_ng, but the first major revision to pkg after that.

> Any new release is bound to have problems.  But this one is likely to be smoother than most, as many of the developers and most of the cluster have been running -HEAD as part of the "dogfood" program.  Problems are found and fixed early.

— Doug

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