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Old 21st May 2008
ocicat ocicat is offline
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Originally Posted by avallach View Post
Stable tree still exists but it is not maintained anymore. It's still in CVS... but no one is interested in updating these packages frequently.
This is not quite correct.

There is interest, but there are not the funds nor personnel to backport fixes to packages once a formal release has been made. The practice had previously been that some fixes to packages would trickle back to -stable between release cycles. This practice has been suspended.

Any updates made to applications in the ports tree occurs first in -current. At the point where a formal release is tagged every six months, the ports tree is tagged as well. The tree continues to be maintained; it is simply that changes are not moved into -stable between formal releases. Currently, users of -stable will see package & ports updates once every six months when a formal release occurs.

Last edited by ocicat; 22nd May 2008 at 01:43 AM.
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