FreeBSD 9.1 ports feature freeze

July 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The FreeBSD 9.1 schedule has been published, Historically we have done a Feature Freeze at RC1, we are going to try do it with RC2 this time, tentatively scheduled for August 3, subject to schedule slippage.

At the time the the Release Engineering team announces RC2 is ready, we will then enforce “Feature Safe” commits only. This means no sweeping changes will be allowed, see

Once portmgr@ is satisfied that the requisite packages are built to ship with FreeBSD 9.1, the ports tree will be re-opened for business.

on behalf of portmgr

Ports tree has been migrated to Subversion

July 16, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

The migration to Subversion is done and the SVN->CVS exporter is running.

Before committing please read the Ports Subversion Primer, Please feel to add missing parts of fix it if something is wrong.

For those who like to mirror the repository, the svn mirror seed will be available in /pub/FreeBSD/development/subversion/ on a mirror near you. First places it will likely be are and Be aware that the uncompressed repository is about 14GB.

Many thanks to simon@ for all the work he did this weekend to make the switch happen!

Two members of portmgr@ elected to core@

July 12, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

The FreeBSD Ports Management team is pleased to announce two members of the team have been elected to core@.

Congratulations to Martin Wilke miwi@, and Thomas Abthorpe tabthorpe@ on the appointment.

The official announcement can be found at