FreeBSD 9.1 ports feature freeze

July 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The FreeBSD 9.1 schedule has been published, http://www.freebsd.org/releases/9.1R/schedule.html. 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 http://www.freebsd.org/portmgr/implementation.html#sweeping_changes

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.

Thomas
on behalf of portmgr

Ports tree migration to Subversion

June 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The FreeBSD ports tree will migrate from CVS to Subversion soon. The anticipated date for the migration is July 14th. This will have no impact for ports tree users as there will be a SVN to CVS exporter.

Please note that cvsup will still work after the migration. Nevertheless c(v)sup is pretty dated so you may want to see if portsnap(8) will fit your needs.

Beat and Thomas
on behalf of portmgr@

Ports Feature Freeze for FreeBSD 8.3 is now in effect

March 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

FreeBSD 8.3 RC1 has been pulicly announced, it is now time for the the
Ports Feature 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.

Thomas
on behalf of portmgr@

Upcoming 8.3 ports feature freeze

February 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The FreeBSD 8.3 release process is under way, you can view the schedule,
http://wiki.freebsd.org/Releng/8.3TODO.

As has become the custom, a ports feature freeze is anticipated to be
announced with the RC1 date, tentatively scheduled at this time
for March 2, 2012. Watch for further announcements as we get closer.

During the feature freeze, committers are expected to be conservative with
their commits, that is, no sweeping commits, infrastructure changes, or
commits to ports with a high number of dependencies.

FreeBSD 9.0 ports slush is over

January 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Just to make it officially official, now that FreeBSD 9.0 has been shipped, the ports slush state is now been lifted.

Ports committers are now entitled to perform sweeping commits. Keep in mind that -exp runs are always a good idea if you think there is a significant change to the ports tree.

And just remember, PLEASE TRY TO NOT BREAK THE INDEX!

Thomas
on behalf of portmgr@

New ports announce mailing list

December 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

At the request of adamw@ (and others) we have setup a ports-announce@ mailing list to try distinguish the usual traffic on the ports@ list vs the announcements that seem to get lost in there.

You can subscribe at http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-ports-announce

It is intended, but not limited, to be a means of communicating portmgr@ announcements, Calls for Testing, plus other relevant information to be used by our committers and ports maintainer community.

It is our hope to keep this relatively low in traffic. It is a moderated list, under the auspices of portmgr@.

Please subscribe, sit back, and enjoy.

Thomas
on behalf of portmgr@

Please welcome Beat Gaetzi to the Ports Management team

December 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Beat Gaetzi (beat@) to the team. Beat, like many others was a long time contributor prior to receiving his commit bit in 2009. Beat is well know for his work with the Gecko and Vbox teams, in addition to his hosting of test/development repositories for many of our community members.

Beat’s next unenviable task will be taking us through the rocky road ahead in migrating the CVS Ports repository to Subversion.

Please join me in welcoming Beat to the team. Congratulations Beat!

Thomas
on behalf of portmgr@

Feature freeze for 9.0 is now in effect

November 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With this commit, http://svnweb.freebsd.org/base?view=revision&revision=227337, the RC2 phase is under way.

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.

Thomas
on behalf of portmgr@

FreeBSD portmgr thank you to the FreeBSD Foundation

May 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We would like to publicly thank the FreeBSD Foundation for granting Baptiste Daroussin and Julien Laffaye a travel grant to travel to BSDCan 2011 for the Ports and Packages Working Group held at in Ottawa last week.  The working group itself was a huge success and a number of improvements with regard to automated binary package creation and distribution to ease upgrade procedures for our users were discussed and will hopefully be implemented over the next few months.

None of these improvements, however, would be possible without a long overdue rewrite of the package tools provided by FreeBSD.  Over last few years, a number of attempts were made to enhance the current tools, but none have been as all-compassing as the PKGNG project by Baptiste and Julien.  The presentation given by Baptiste at the packages summit and summariszed at the DevSummit track of BSDCan showed a comprehensive new tool that can completely replace the current tools, and provide a clear migration path from the old to the new tool.  It also provides a large number of new features while keeping the old ones and is a lot more flexible to be able to add more features later.  As you may have heard, Baptiste has also joined the ports management team as a result of his efforts.

Thanks again to the Foundation for sponsoring Baptiste, Julien, Simon Nielsen (Deputy Security Officer) and Thomas Abthorpe (Ports Management Team) who all were instrumental into making the ports working group such a success.

 

Thomas
on behalf of portmgr@

New member for portmgr@

March 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Ports Management team is pleased to announce that Thomas Abthorpe, tabthorpe@, has become a full voting member of the team.  He will continue in his substantive postion as the -secretary in addition to other duties he will pick up along the way.

http://www.freebsd.org/news/newsflash.html#event20110310:01

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