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Re: Freeze in preparation for pkgsrc-2009Q1 on Sunday March 22nd, 23:59 UTC
On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 03:59:21PM +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> 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.
Just a quick heads-up folks - no more infrastructure changes, or
new packages, until we branch pkgsrc for pkgsrc-2009Q1, please.
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