[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD Status Update

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Fri Jun 21 07:06:08 PDT 2013

On 06/21/2013 05:11, kaltheat at googlemail.com wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 10:24:32AM -0400, Kris Moore wrote:
>> I wanted to take this time to give you a status update on PC-BSD /
>> TrueOS, and the direction going forward. As many of you know, we've been
>> doing builds of 9.1-RELEASE and 9-STABLE as a "Rolling-Release". Our new
>> plan is to issue system and package updates on the following schedule:
>> 9.1-RELEASE
>> - Update PKGNG repo on or about the 1st and 15th of the month.
>> - Update the PKGNG repo on or about the 5th and 20th of the month
>> - Issue a new "freebsd-update" patch on the 1st, which includes the
>> latest -STABLE version
>> ...
> Thanks for the status update!
> Referring to your effort to "make PC-BSD / TrueOS, secure, stable and
> timely": How will you handle urgent security issues in base system and
> in packages? As I realized security issues in base system get fixed very
> soon (possibly you directly take the FreeBSD upgrade snapshots). That's
> fine. But I think with packages when there is a security issue discovered
> and solved on the 1th of a month and you can only get the fix two weeks
> later, it wouldn't be that fine (especially with browser, mail or
> audio/video (flash) packages which are widely used on desktop systems).
> Regards,
> kaltheat
Base system security updates are usually issued within 24 hours of its
posting to FreeBSD.org.

Port security issues can be also pushed out quickly, if the bug warrants
it :)

Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

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