Re: Download time issue: Squid 2.6

From: Henrik Nordstrom <>
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2007 21:19:32 +0100

tis 2007-03-20 klockan 19:40 +0100 skrev Thomas-Martin Seck:

> I'd love to but I cannot easily distribute development snapshots
> via FreeBSD ports;

Understood, so PRE releases is what you can use.

> I considered to chase Squid-3-PRE but since the interval between PRE
> releases is a bit long for a software in development, users would be
> permanently stuck with way outdated software and consistently be told
> to update when they report errors.

The Squid-3 PRE release cycle matches the Squid-3 development quite well
I would say..

> If known good PRE-snapshots were
> released on a more regular time frame -- say once a month -- and be kept
> on the FTP/HTTP mirrors for some time I'd love to make them available
> for FreeBSD ports.

The PRE releases is meant to serve this purpose. Just that we don't make
new PRE releases unless there has been significant improvements since
the last and that there is no known major blockers..

Squid-3 was known majorly broken for years, so no PRE releases was
made.. and currently there is at least one blocker for PRE4 but with a
patch pending.

I don't think packaging PRE4 in ports when released is such a bad idea.
But clearly labeled as a pre-release and not a stable "supported"


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