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Re: pkgsrc quarterly vs. current?
On Mon, 4 Oct 2010, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> Now I see, checking the updates in NetBSD/pkgsrc packages and FreeBSD
> ports, updates to NetBSD/pkgsrc packages have slowed to a crawl.
> I guess this is because of the freeze for the upcoming quarterly
> As for distfiles, I believe many sites, open-source developers, would
> take down old versions, thus if one's pkgsrc or FreeBSD ports tree is
> behind the time, the distfiles will have been superseded by newer
> versions. Once bugs have been discovered and a newer version
> produced, it's logical to take down the older tarballs.
In some cases, a strict license may require us to provide source code,
especially in the case when it is no longer hosted elsewhere.
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