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Announcing the pkgsrc-2017Q2 release

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the 55th quarterly release
of pkgsrc, the cross-platform packaging system.  pkgsrc is available
with more than 18000 packages, running on 23 separate platforms; more
information on pkgsrc itself is available at
A neutral overview can be found at

For the 2017Q2 release we welcome the following notable package
additions and changes to the pkgsrc collection:

 - Firefox 54
 - GCC 7.1
 - MATE 1.18
 - Ruby 2.4
 - Ruby on Rails 4.2
 - TeX Live 2017
 - Thunderbird 52.1
 - Xen 4.8

We say goodbye to:

 - Ruby 1.8
 - Ruby 2.1

The following infrastructure changes were introduced:

 - Implement optional new pkgtasks and init infrastructure for

 - Various enhancements and fixes for building with ccache.

 - Add support to USE_LANGUAGES for newer C++ standards.

 - Enhanced support for SSP, FORTIFY, and RELRO.

 - The GitHub mirror has migrated to

In total, 210 packages were added, 43 packages were removed, and 1,780
package updates were processed since the pkgsrc-2017Q1 release.

Instructions on using the binary package manager can be found at, and pkgsrc itself can be retrieved from or via cvs or tar file -- see  The branch name for
the 2017Q2 branch is "pkgsrc-2017Q2".


Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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