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Announcing the pkgsrc-2017Q4 release

The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the 57th 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

In total, 222 packages were added, 225 packages were removed, and 1701
package updates (to 1145 unique packages) were processed since the
pkgsrc-2017Q3 release.

For the 2017Q4 release we welcome the following notable package
additions and changes to the pkgsrc collection:

 - 266 perl package updates (almost all perl packages are up to date)
 - 450 python package updates
 - 87 ruby package updates
 - 29 erlang package updates
 - postgresql 10
 - php 7.2
 - clang/llvm/lldb 5.0.0
 - rust 1.22.1
 - Firefox 57.0.2

We say goodbye to:

 - emacs 22,23,24 (25 is current, and 21 remains)
 - KDE 3
 - gdb 5 and 6
 - firefox 10 through 38

No significant infrastructure changes were introduced.

This branch is the last to contain apache 2.2.

Instructions on using the binary package manager can be found at, and pkgsrc itself can be retrieved from or via cvs or tar file -- see  The branch name for
the 2017Q4 branch is "pkgsrc-2017Q4".


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