Ports tree is unfrozen

September 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Quoting Joe Marcus Clarke:

The ports tree has been unfrozen, and is now in the usual “slush” state
pending the releases of 6.4 and 7.1. This means no sweeping commits (or
commits which change a large number of files) until these releases are
announced. If you are in doubt as to whether or not a commit could be
considered sweeping, please ask portmgr.

A short description of what a sweeping commit is, can be seen on the portmgr webpage, or send us an email.

Ports freeze for 6.4 and 7.1 in effect

September 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

In preparation for both the 6.4 and 7.1 releases, the ports tree has been frozen. All commits have to be approved by portmgr. See the portmgr webpage for more information about what is and isn’t allowed during the freeze. We are aiming for a short freeze period, so we will be quite strict in allowing commits during the freeze. Of course, we do appreciate any help fixing existing errors in the tree, so if anyone is bored, a good starting point will be portsmon.

New committers: Max Brazhnikov and Josh Paetzel

September 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Two more people fell for the usual trick. Apart from sending the usual many PRs, Max Brazhnikov has been very helpful in the KDE4 upgrade that happened a few weeks ago and Martin Wilke sponsored him for a commit bit. Josh Paetzel has been around for a long time, both on the mailinglists and IRC, and of course, sending a lot of patches, and Ade Lovett decided to sponsor a commit bit for him. Welcome to the both of you!