Subject: Announcing the pkgsrc-2004Q1 branch
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alistair Crooks <email@example.com>
Date: 03/29/2004 07:51:56
The pkgsrc-2004Q1 branch was created last night, and the freeze on
committing to the pkgsrc trunk is now over.
The old pkgsrc branch, pkgsrc-2003Q4, is no longer supported. We shall
support pkgsrc-2004Q1 until the next branch, planned for June 2004.
pkgsrc-2004Q1 has a lot of advances over the old branch, pkgsrc-2003Q4:
+ Much work has taken place on porting pkgsrc to other platforms. The
current list of platforms supported (to a greater or lesser degree)
+ there are 4518 actively-maintained and supported packages included
in pkgsrc-2004Q1. If there is a package which you would like to see
in the packages collection, please let us know, and we'll do our best
to add it.
+ pkgsrc-2004Q1 includes:
* some buildlink3 conversion,
* libtool 1.5,
* kde 3.2,
* gnome 2.4,
* many other upgraded packages, as well as
* self-hosting pkgsrc (i.e. integration of bootstrap-pkgsrc).
+ the roadmap for the forthcoming releases includes:
* branching pkgsrc-2004Q2 in early June 2004, with complete buildlink3
* branching pkgsrc-2004Q3 in early September 2004 to include pkgviews
* branching pkgsrc-2004Q4 in early December 2004
On behalf of the pkgsrc team.