Re: Download time issue: Squid 2.6

From: Alex Rousskov <>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 08:31:03 -0600

On Tue, 2007-03-20 at 21:19 +0100, Henrik Nordstrom wrote:
> 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 permanently stuck with way outdated software and consistently be told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"
> release.

I agree that it is a good idea to start tracking Squid3 PRE releases for
FreeBSD ports (and such). Hopefully, the releases will correspond to
major updates and will morph into a stable release in the foreseeable

Also, for "hot fixes" of a PRE release, a FreeBSD port can contain
patches. Many ports do that, of course.

Thank you,

Received on Wed Mar 21 2007 - 08:32:10 MDT

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