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Re: Welcome 5.0

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 10:51:51PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Fri, May 08, 2009 at 06:40:23PM +0100, David Brownlee wrote:
> > >>Will the packages be rebuilt using 5.0 Release?
> > >
> > >Not before 2009Q2. There's no much point rebuilding existing packages.
> > 
> > For the fastest ports (i386 & amd64) it may be worth a rebuild, just to get 
> > rid of the warnings when a binary package is installed... 
> The build takes more than a week on modern x86 systems (with a lot of
> babysitting because of handing processes in some packages build) ...
> There will be no binary package update during this time, which isn't
> good.

This is why in the past, when a release was coming, we've used
libkver to build binary packages with the actual release version embedded
rather than _BETAn or _RCm.

Did this change just because of the length of the 5.0 release process, or
was it an oversight, or was there some other reason?


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