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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 https://www.pkgsrc.org/
A neutral overview can be found at https://www.openhub.net/p/pkgsrc
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 https://github.com/NetBSD/pkgsrc
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
http://pkgin.net, and pkgsrc itself can be retrieved from
https://github.com/NetBSD/pkgsrc or via cvs or tar file -- see
https://www.netbsd.org/docs/pkgsrc/getting.html. The branch name for
the 2017Q2 branch is "pkgsrc-2017Q2".
Jonathan Perkin - Joyent, Inc. - www.joyent.com
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