Software versions in DPorts

Andrea tech_lists at
Fri Apr 14 02:04:30 PDT 2017

Hi, I'm looking at DPorts and I see that most of the ports are at least 
a couple of months old. As an example firefox-51.0.1 and 
thunderbird-45.6.0 have multiple vulnerabilities fixed in more recent 

How can we help with it? Is it a matter of submitting patches to upgrade 
single ports (as an example firefox and thunderbird) or should we wait 
that the bulk of DPorts is synchronized with FreeBSD ports and then sort 
out single problems (if any?).

It also seems to me, looking at the git commits, that a new port system 
is on the way so maybe we should wait for it (and if needed help with it 
once released)? If this is the case, how do you handle this transition 
period? Vulnerabilities in browsers scares me the most.

Kind regards,

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