[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD Status Update
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:
>> - 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).
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
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