pkgsrc-2021Q2 branch announcement
1 July, 2021 by email@example.com | netbsd
[resend; the copy I sent Monday appears to have vanished] The pkgsrc developers are proud to announce the 71st quarterly release of pkgsrc, the cross-platform packaging system. pkgsrc is available with more than 26,000 packages, running on 23 separate platforms; more information on pkgsrc itself is available at https://www.pkgsrc.org/ In total, 210 packages were added, 103 packages were removed, and 2458 package updates (to 1900 unique packages) were processed since the pkgsrc-2021Q1 release. Updates include 419 Python packages, 207 Ruby packages, 169 Haskell packages, 108 perl5 packages, and 83 R packages. As always, many packages have been brought up to date relative to upstream. For the 2021Q2 release we welcome the following notable packages additions and changes to the pkgsrc collection: - cmake 3.20.4 - Firefox 78.11.0 (as an ESR), 88.0.1 - Go 1.15.13, 1.16.6 - LibreOffice 220.127.116.11 - LXQt 0.17 - MariaDB 10.4.18, 10.5.10 - Node.js 12.22.1, 14.17.0 - openblas 0.3.15 - PHP 7.3.28, 7.4.20, 8.0.7 - PostgreSQL 9.6.22, 10.17, 11.12, 12.7, 13.3 - Python 3.8.10, 3.9.5 - qemu 6.0.0 - qgis 3.16.7 - Rust 1.52.1 - spotify-qt 3.6 - SQLite 3.35.5 - Syncthing 1.15.1 - TeXLive 2021 - Thunderbird 78.10.00 - tor 0.4.5.9 - Tor Browser 10.0.18 - vlc-3.0.14 - WebKitGTK 2.32.1 This branch we say notable goodbyes to: - a bunch of go packages, used only for building other departed packages - gcc48, gcc49, gcc5 - postgresql95 - ruby25 Changes to the pkgsrc infrastructure and notes: - Added PKGSRC_BLAS_TYPES which can be set to netlib or certain optimized variants, which causes many programs that need a BLAS implementation to use the specified one. - fftw (-long and -quad variants added, fftwf merged into fftw, more parallelization options, explicit SIMD support) - github submodule support was added. - Note that Firefox, Thunderbird and likely other packages with difficult dependencies do not build on NetBSD 8 and other systems with non-recent compilers. Users who wish to run these programs are advised to update to NetBSD 9 or newer versions of other operating systems. Instructions on using the binary package manager can be found at https://pkgin.net, and pkgsrc itself can be retrieved from via CVS or tar file, and also from a mirror at https://github.com/NetBSD/pkgsrc. See https://www.netbsd.org/docs/pkgsrc/getting.html for instructions. The branch name for the 2021Q2 branch is "pkgsrc-2021Q2".