MacPorts 2.7.0-beta2 now available for testing

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun May 2 20:43:37 UTC 2021

On May 2, 2021, at 10:19, Joshua Root wrote:

> On 2021-5-1 20:05 , Andrew Udvare wrote:
>> Any chance this can get in to the final release?
> Most likely not for 2.7.0. Typically only regression fixes are merged to the branch during the beta period.

I would like to get my post-2.7.0-beta1 commits into 2.7.0 as well:

If we were at release candidate stage, I would agree with not making any further changes beyond fixing regressions, but we're at beta stage, during which it should be fine to make a few more minor bug fixes.

My commits above improve a feature that is new in 2.7.0. I think it would be good to release the best possible version of that feature right off the bat, rather than make people wait for 2.7.1 or 2.8.0.

Before previous releases, we've typically had a thread on the mailing list announcing the intention to make a new release soon and asking if any further changes should go into that release. For 2.7.0, there wasn't such a thread; beta1 just appeared. I agree it is time for a release and I'm very grateful to you for doing the releases, I just feel there wasn't any warning that this release was coming to give people a chance to get in any last fixes.

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