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LTS pkgsrc [Re: Update of xulrunner17/firefox17 in freeze period]

On Tue, Oct 01, 2013 at 11:26:35PM +0200, Pierre Pronchery wrote:
> > ??? LTS for what? I cannot understand the topic.
> I have been talking with Alistair (and a few other developers and
> vendors) about the possibility to support some branches of pkgsrc longer
> than the current three months (at least security-wise).
> I have myself a reason to do this in EdgeBSD: working modular Xorg, and
> am therefore working on pkgsrc-2013Q1 as the official stable branch for
> packages there. Then there is the matter of vendors, typically
> industrial actors who need software versions to remain stable, while
> patching for potential defects and security issues: their lifecycle is
> certainly longer than our current quarterly releases.

I would love to see this. Updating servers every 3 months isn't so easy.
For example I've a server which I finally updated to 2013Q2 only 2 weeks
ago ... 

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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