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Re: What's the relationship between wip and pkgsrc branches?

* On 2014-06-23 at 10:50 BST, Ottavio Caruso wrote:

> Is therefore pkgsrc-wip branch-independent, or, due to its
> inherently unstable and volatile nature, does it assume that you are
> using the current branch?

It works reasonably well on older branches, we make quite heavy use of
it back to 2012Q4.

For any packages which no longer work correctly or for where we need
to make changes, we have pkgsrc-joyent.

> Would pkgsrc-wip work or make sense also with a stable quarterly
> release?

This is something we'd like to see, but it would be additional work
that I don't think anyone has the appetite for so I think it is
unlikely to happen.  Besides, any spare cycles for wip would be better
served improving and integrating the packages into pkgsrc proper.

Jonathan Perkin  -  Joyent, Inc.  -

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