FreeBSD Handbook, ports and the transition to Git

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Sun Mar 7 16:21:25 UTC 2021

On Sun, Mar 07, 2021 at 12:20:50PM +0000, Graham Perrin wrote:
>On 07/03/2021 11:06, LuMiWa via freebsd-questions wrote:
>> Hi!
>> FreeBSD 13 is coming and in chapter "Using the Ports Collection" is
>> still "Procedure: Portsnap Method".
>> It will portsnap stay part of FreeBSD still. please? If not why is
>> nothing about git?
>> Thank you.
>The transition is progressing, not complete.
>For what's not yet in the Handbook, unless advised otherwise please make
><> your first point of
>reference; there's a big picture document with dates, and so on.
><> no
>mention of portsnap, however if I recall correctly, this was discussed a
>few weeks ago in freebsd-current (maybe also in freebsd-questions).
>Expect support for use of portsnap to continue for some time beyond
>completion of the transition.


Can a link to this ( ) 
be put in the handbook for now? Together with a short descriptive note.

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