The state of DragonFly and pkgsrc 2008Q4
dillon at apollo.backplane.com
Sun Jan 4 11:40:38 PST 2009
:We target our releases to end of January and to end of July. Q2 is
:released in the end of June and Q4 is released in the end of December. I
:think that it's reasonable to have soft API/ABI freeze two months before
:DragonFly release? It would leave a month to fix problems in pkgsrc.
:Q1 and Q3 pkgsrc releases will be targeted to work on latest stable. It
:doesn't mean that these will not work on HEAD, they do mostly, but I at
:least don't make any extra effort fo that.
Yah, I agree. We should try a two-month soft-freeze on the userland ABI.
So, December/January, and June/July. Exceptions may pop up but pkgsrc
is becoming a very important part of the release cycle and needs to be
supported as much as possible.
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