cvs commit: ports/audio/aube Makefile ports/x11-wm/epiwm Makefile ports/astro/gkrellmoon Makefile ports/audio/gkrellmss Makefile ports/astro/gkrellsun Makefile ports/audio/gnapster Makefile ports/audio/gtkgep Makefile ports/audio/midimountain Makefile ...

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at FreeBSD.org
Tue Aug 2 04:33:17 UTC 2011


On Tue, 2 Aug 2011 00:49:29 +0000, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 01, 2011 at 05:06:36PM +0000, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
>> bapt        2011-08-01 17:06:36 UTC
>>   Log:
>>   Deprecate some abandonwares
>>
>>   Revision  Changes    Path
>>   1.19      +3 -0      ports/astro/gkrellmoon/Makefile
>>   1.15      +3 -0      ports/astro/gkrellsun/Makefile
>>   1.26      +3 -0      ports/astro/spacechart/Makefile
>>   1.18      +3 -0      ports/audio/aube/Makefile
>>   1.22      +3 -0      ports/audio/gkrellmss/Makefile
>>   1.50      +3 -0      ports/audio/gnapster/Makefile
>>   1.18      +3 -0      ports/audio/gtkgep/Makefile
>>   1.16      +3 -0      ports/audio/midimountain/Makefile
>>   1.41      +3 -0      ports/audio/soundtracker/Makefile
>>   1.17      +3 -0      ports/audio/swami/Makefile
>>   1.7       +3 -0      ports/audio/timidity++-gtk/Makefile
>>   1.34      +3 -0      ports/audio/x11amp/Makefile
>>   1.16      +3 -0      ports/x11-wm/epiwm/Makefile
>
> I've tried several items from this list, and surprisingly found out 
> that
> their websites are still up and serving distfiles.  Why are they 
> being
> declared as abandonware?  Do they fail to build with recent versions 
> of
> dependencies or something?
>
> ./danfe


Ah :) I was sure this time that won't be tha easy :)

I am deprecating them because they are abandon by upstream which means 
and seems unmaintained. they do have modern equivalent.

To be fair I'm trying to cleanup the tree from most of the gnome1 
things (not speaking of maintained things or knwown to be used port - no 
I'm not trying to kill xmms :))

No upstream == most of the time no maintainenance, no more patches, no 
more security concern. For us it also mean more things to take care of, 
more infrastructue work, more complicated makefile (in that case 
bsd.gnome.mk which already supports gnome2 things and gnome3 will come 
one day).

If you think they are still useful ie have users and people ready todo 
the upstream if needed then feel free to undeprecate (that's the goal of 
the deprecation period: warn users/maintainers that a program will soon 
disappear if no one takes care of it).

regards,
Bapt


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