4 April, 2017 by gdt@NetBSD.org | netbsd
The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the 54th quarterly release of pkgsrc, the cross-platform packaging system. pkgsrc is available with more than 17500 packages, running on 23 separate platforms; more information on pkgsrc itself is available at https://www.pkgsrc.org/ A neutral overview can be found at https://www.openhub.net/p/pkgsrc For the 2017Q1 release we welcome the following notable package additions and changes to the pkgsrc collection: - python 3.6 - Nextcloud 11 - firefox 45.8.0 and 52.0.1 - gradle 3.4 - pkg_comp 2.0 - qmail 1.03nb24 binary packages work, supporting common use cases - many additional Python, Perl and Ruby modules - many additional TeX packages The default version of Apache has been changed to 2.4 (from 2.2); set PKG_APACHE_DEFAULT=apache22 in mk.conf to stay with 2.2. Package removals include gcc 4.5, 4.6, and 4.7 and Xen 3.1, 3.3 and 4.1; these are old and notable only because of their stature. The following infrastructure changes were introduced: - mk/curses.mk enabled packages to depend on curses without specifying a particular version In total, 192 packages were added, 25 packages were removed, and 1,458 package updates were processed since the pkgsrc-2016Q4 release. Instructions on using the binary package manager can be found at http://pkgin.net, and pkgsrc itself can be retrieved from https://github.com/jsonn/pkgsrc or via cvs or tar file -- see https://www.netbsd.org/docs/pkgsrc/getting.html. The branch name for the 2017Q1 branch is "pkgsrc-2017Q1". Enjoy!