Earlier today, Ken Smith bumped the version of the HEAD sources to 9.0. Â I have just modified the scripts to make INDEX-8 based on RELENG_8 and add support for INDEX-9 based on HEAD. Â They are available for ‘make fetchindex’ now. Â Mark Linimon is working on adding 9 to the pointyhat scripts, so expect the first 9-current packages to be available later this week.
Packages for the release of 8.0 have been built for i386 and amd64, with a few days to go for sparc64. Â They are currently not available on the mirrors yet, but will be included on the BETA3 cd sets. Â Please give them as much testing as you can. Â With the first iterations of the package sets already finished, we are currently in a soft feature freeze, and if no major changes appear, we do expect to keep the freeze very short. Â Although the exact date is dependent on how the release progress in general progresses, it is currently expected to start at September 14 and last for two weeks. Â Please don’t hesitate to contact portmgr@ if you have any questions or doubts whether a given change would be too big for the feature freeze.