Contributed by maxime on from the crash-test-dummies dept.
One week after the OpenBSD ports tree has been locked in order to polish the last improvements for the upcoming OpenBSD 4.9 release, Marc Espie (espie@) asked for intensive tests on the ports@ mailing list. Please read on for Marc's message:
From: Marc Espie
To: email@example.com Subject: Ports lock, testing, and priorities Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2011 10:44:33 +0100 Please do remember: the most important thing is that packages do work. So report preferentially problems while installing BINARY packages off the snapshot. Knowing that so-and-so distfiles does not fetch is good info as well, but it makes me worry, because it means people build their own packages (which is cool and trendy), but WHAT'S GONNA END ON THE CD AND USED BY THE GENERAL POPULACE ARE BINARY PACKAGES.... So, test, test, test!
Users willing to help the project are strongly urged to install a recent OpenBSD-current snapshot and the binary packaged version of their favorite software to check that everything installs and runs fine on as many hardware architectures as possible. Each bug found should be reported on the ports@ mailing list.
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