Feature freeze for 8.1 now in effect

June 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In preparation for 8.1-RELEASE, the ports tree is now in feature freeze.

Normal upgrade, new ports, and changes that only affect other branches are allowed without prior approval but with the extra Feature safe: yes tag in the commit message. Any commit that is sweeping, i.e. touches a large number of ports, infrastructural changes, commits to ports with unusually high number of dependent ports, and any other commit that requires the rebuilding of many packages is not allowed without prior explicit approval from portmgr after that date.

When in doubt, please do not hesitate to contact portmgr.

8.1 ports freeze schedule slip

June 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Just in case you missed it on the mailing list, http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-ports/2010-June/061882.html, the tentative date for Feature Freeze will be June 18, noonish UTC.

Ports feature freeze starts soon for FreeBSD 8.1

June 9, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

In preparation for 8.1-RELEASE, the ports tree will be in feature freeze after release candidate 1 (RC1) is released, currently planned for June 11.

If you have any commits with high impact planned, get them in the tree before then and if they require an experimental build, have a request for one in portmgr@ hands within the next few days.

Note that this again will be a feature freeze and not a full freeze.  Normal upgrade, new ports, and changes that only affect other branches will be allowed without prior approval but with the extra Feature safe: yes tag in the commit message.  Any commit that is sweeping, i.e. touches a large number of ports, infrastructural changes, commits to ports with unusually high number of dependencies, and any other commit that requires the rebuilding of many packages will not be allowed without prior explicit approval from portmgr@ after that date.