2014Q3 Branched

July 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The 2014Q3 branch has just been branched and the package builder has been
updated to use that branch. This means that the next update on the quarterly
packages will be on the 2014Q3 branch.

What happened during the last 3 months:
– 177 different committers have participated
– 9918 commits happened
– diffstat says: 23646 files changed, 554070 insertions(+), 577210 deletions(-)

What does that means for users:
– default Java is now 1.7
– massive conversion to stagedir (93% of the ports are now properly staged)
– massive improvement of the usage of libtool (which reduces a lot overlinking)
– new USES: mono, objc, drupal, gecko, cpe, gssapi, makeinfo
– new Keywords for plist: @sample, @shell
– LibreOffice has been updated to 4.2.5
– Firefox has been updated to 30.0
– Firefox-esr has been updated to 24.6
– Default postgresql has moved from 9.0 to 9.2
– nginx has been updated to 1.6.0
– Default lua is 5.2
– subversion has been split into multiple ports for each features
– On FreeBSD 9-STABLE and 10-STABLE the default xorg 1.12.4 (for default binary
packages it is still 1.7.7)
– Improved QA checking in the infrastructure
– Info files are handle correctly even if base has been built WITHOUT_INFO
– Ancient emacs version has been cleaned out

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