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Freeze in preparation for pkgsrc-2009Q1 on Sunday March 22nd, 23:59 UTC

Hi folks,

We're expecting some mods to the buildlink3 infrastructure to take
place in the pkgsrc tree, and we'll give them a day or so to bed in,
and then we'll start the freeze in preparation for pkgsrc-2009Q3 to
start at 23:59 UTC on March 22nd.  2009 for the sceptics.

We expect that the freeze will take no longer than 2 weeks, but we'd
also like to take the time to make sure we get things right.  We're
also aware that third party software developers wait for mail to be
sent out saying that we're trying to stabilise things in preparation
for a pkgsrc branch - this is then taken as the cue for a number of
vulnerabilities to be fixed, and other necessary fixes and new
functionality to be added.  We'll do what we can to get the latest and
greatest of software into the branch; at the same time we need to
balance this with the goals of having a stable and useful pkgsrc
branch.  So if things don't make the cut, please bear with us - we're
working hard to make this a good branch.
Thanks for your understanding,

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