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Hi Allan and Benedict (and JT if you're reading), Thanks again for the great show! This is a long email, so feel free to split it up or omit parts. ---------- On episode 230, Jason asked about broken ports resulting from the default configuration of tracking HEAD for the ports tree and the quarterly branch for packages. I posted about that last year along with a script making it easy to use the quarterly branch for ports: https://chriswells.io/blog/using-quarterly-ports-on-freebsd It's nothing fancy, but it does the job. I've also included it as part of a GitHub project: https://github.com/chriswells0/freebsd-scripts ----- Second, I'm about to start a new project at work where I'll have an influence on the CI/CD/hosting infrastructure, so I'd like to recommend FreeBSD if it fits. I've managed FreeBSD on my desktop and individual servers for years, but never a cluster. I'd need to provide an environment as easy and scalable as Docker containers managed by Kubernetes on AWS, but Docker didn't seem to be production ready on FreeBSD the last time I tried it. Any input or pointers to references? On a related note, I thought you mentioned that the FreeBSD CI/CD team was looking for help, but I can't find the details in recent episode notes. Could you please point me to the notes/links so I can see if it's something I could help with when work slows down a bit?