NetBSD‘s Alistair Crooks has
announced the availability of the new stable branch pkgsrc-2005Q1 of the
Collection (aka pkgsrc). This branch
includes all the updates to the thousands of existing and additions of hundreds of new applications since the hereby obsoleted pkgsrc-2004Q4 branch.
Some noteworthy infrastructure changes applicable to all 13 operating systems
for which pkgsrc is available include the support for multiple digests to
check the integrity of the distribution files as found on the Internet
(triggered by the recently-found problems with the SHA-1 algorithm) and the so-called alternates