FreeBSD 9.0 packages and 8.0 freeze update

August 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Earlier today, Ken Smith bumped the version of the HEAD sources to 9.0.  I have just modified the scripts to make INDEX-8 based on RELENG_8 and add support for INDEX-9 based on HEAD.  They are available for ‘make fetchindex’ now.  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.  They are currently not available on the mirrors yet, but will be included on the BETA3 cd sets.  Please give them as much testing as you can.  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.  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.  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.