Subject: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: pkgsrc freeze for pkgsrc-2004Q4 branch on December 6th 2004
To: Alistair Crooks <>
From: Ryan Cresawn <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/30/2004 11:30:52
Alistair and others,

For the upcoming pkgsrc quarterly branch, could we have a tar file of
the final product?  Installing the "current" version of pkgsrc is
simple because the dependencies, ftp, gunzip, and tar, are often
satisfied; however installing pkgsrc-2004Q3 requires one to have cvs
installed, which often isn't found in commercial operating systems.
It would be very convenient to have the following:


On Mon, Nov 29, 2004 at 11:36:49AM +0000, Alistair Crooks wrote:
> We will start a freeze on the pkgsrc tree - for this, please read no
> new packages, and an effort to eliminate build and packaging problems
> - starting on December 6th 2004, and will last for a maximum of 2
> weeks.
> We'd like to bring the unclosed PR count down, too, and fix a number
> of problems as shown by the bulk builds (for more information on the
> bulk build results, please take a look at the pkgsrc-bulk mailing
> list).
> In addition, I'd like to thank the people who manage our pkgsrc-2004Q3
> branch - I know from personal experience that this is a thankless and
> time-consuming job.
> At the end of the freeze, I'll notify everyone, and we'll discontinue
> support for the pkgsrc-2004Q3 branch, having a brand new shiny 2004Q4
> branch in place.
> Thanks for your understanding,
> Alistair
> On behalf of the pkgsrc team.