For those who haven’t noticed the announcement on the ports mailinglist, or noticed the flood of commits that started already before the announcement, the ports tree has been thawed, with the usual restrictions (see my announcement below). Note that the first committer to break INDEX will owe all portmgrs a beer at the next BSD conference, and a carton of beer if it’s within the next 24 hours.
The ports tree is now in “thaw” state after the tree has been tagged for
the 6.3 and 7.0 releases. This means that most normal commit that
affect only _one_ port are allowed. Sweeping changes are specifically
not allowed and when in doubt, please don’t hesitate to ask portmgr.
Please also take into account that the 7.0 release won’t be for several
weeks yet, so we reallly need you all to be careful about what you
commit as we tags might need to be slipped later. Also, please contact
portmgr for any security related commits to get the tag slipped. For a
more detailed description of what is, and what is not, allowed, please
Thank you for your patience,