cvs commit: ports/devel Makefile ports/devel/py-gyp-devel Makefile distinfo pkg-descr pkg-plist

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Tue Jun 29 00:35:21 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 02:55:33AM +0900, Daichi GOTO wrote:
> On Jun 28, 2010, at 12:31 AM, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> > On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 01:36:06AM +0000, Daichi GOTO wrote:
> >> 
> >>  Added files:
> >>    devel/py-gyp-devel   Makefile distinfo pkg-descr pkg-plist 
> >>  Log:
> >>  Add a new port: gyp
> >>    gyp (Generate Your Projects) - a python based build tool
> > 
> > 1) Why the `py-' prefix?  This seems to be more of application, not an
> > extension or library; please see recent thread on cvs-ports@ about why
> > giving ports proper names is important;
> That is library. Please see the gyp file. I think you can understand.

I did not install the port, but seeing `bin/gyp' at the top of pkg-plist
suggested it was some utility.  If you say it is rather a library, than
it is fine I guess.

> > 2) What is the reason behind `-devel' suffix?  Is this development
> > version, or some unstable beta?  But there is no `py-gyp' or `pyg'
> > ports, so even if it is unstable code, `-devel' suffix makes very
> > little sense.
> It is under development. Please see pyg itself. -devel is best one
> I think.

Well, OK.  I was just a bit concerned that `-devel' appears only in the
port directory name, which means it stays in CVS forever, even when
software in questions goes out of development stage.  (As there is no
practice of cleaning up stale directories after repocopies in our CVS.)


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