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Date:      Wed, 21 Jan 2015 15:53:30 -0800
From:      jungle Boogie <jungleboogie0@gmail.com>
To:        "William A. Mahaffey III" <wam@hiwaay.net>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: frequency of pkg updates
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HI William,
On 21 January 2015 at 13:47, William A. Mahaffey III <wam@hiwaay.net> wrote:
>> On 2015/01/21 19:17, David Newman wrote:
>>>
>> How often is the FreeBSD pkg repository updated?
>>>

>>
>
> Hmmmm .... So the individual pkg's are actually built by .... who ? The pkg
> maintainer ? A central coordinating body ? Somebody/Something else ?
> Inquiring minds wanna know .... They might also be interested in
> contributing hardware if that would noticeably speed things up ;-) ....
>

A website that may interest you (maybe you already know about it):
https://www.freshports.org/

Search for a package like ack:
http://www.freshports.org/textproc/ack/

Gives a description up top and the maintainer (sometimes a group) and
if you scroll down, you'll see when it was last updated and why.

Some may reference a PR like this update:
http://www.freshports.org/www/neon

If you review that in Bugzilla, it will explain what's changed, by
whom, and why:
https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=195786

Freshports.org isn't run by the freeBSD project but by an awesome guy:
https://twitter.com/dlangille
And seen here in color TV:
http://www.bsdnow.tv/episodes/2014_12_31-daemons_in_the_north




> --
>
>         William A. Mahaffey III
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>         "The M1 Garand is without doubt the finest implement of war
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>
>

Best,
jungle

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