Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 23rd Jun 2005 18:11 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews One of my popular articles shortly after I joined OSNews in 2001 proved to be "the big *BSD interview" and so it is only appropriate to end my serving at OSNews with a similar theme. Today we are very happy to host a Q&A with well-known FreeBSD developers John Baldwin, Robert Watson and Scott Long. We discuss about FreeBSD 6 and its new features, the competition, TrustedBSD, Darwin etc.
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RE: RELENG_X_Y-tied ports/packages tree(s)
by Mark Linimon on Sat 25th Jun 2005 04:13 UTC

Scott, you're a little behind on the ports count, it currently stands at 13135. (For what it's worth, all but a few of these are source-based.)

As per the initial question: although people occasionally ask about branching the ports tree, in practice we don't feel we have enough manpower to do it The effort of keeping the ports tree up-to-date on the various combinations of major releases and architectures is as much as we care to handle, even with the automated ports building cluster (IMHO FreeBSD's "secret weapon").

So for the moment there is no plan to do anything to the ports trees for releases, other than CVS tags, which we already do.