cvs commit: ports/net-im/openfire Makefile distinfo pkg-plist
gahr at gahr.ch
Tue Jan 11 11:16:44 UTC 2011
On 2011-Jan-11, 12:01, Alexandr Kovalenko wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 11, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Pietro Cerutti <gahr at gahr.ch> wrote:
> > On 2011-Jan-10, 20:33, Alexandr Kovalenko wrote:
> >> Beta?
> >> May I ask, why this went into net-im/openfire port, but not to new
> >> port net-im/openfire-devel ?
> > Ok, I guess I owe an explanation here, since quite a few people have
> > raised concerns about me committing a beta version to openfire/.
> > I am personally against -devel ports. These tends to get marked as
> > IGNORE or anyway no longer be valid after the -devel branch has turned
> > to stable. I prefer to keep the latest available version in myport/,
> > upon user request, keep previous (stable and maintained) versions in
> > myport10, myport11, etc... See for example java/netbeans, java/netbeans5,
> > java/netbeans55, java/netbeans61. This brings two advantages:
> > - the cost of maintaining a previous version in myport10/ is ~= 0
> > - the myport/ directory always contains the latest available version
> > It is a porter's discretion to ponder wheter a particular release
> > version is stable enough to get into the main myport/ directory.
> > In this particular case, openfire-3.7.0.beta seemed to my workable enough.
> Can you understand, that many of people use ports in production
> systems (surprise!) and expect NO beta versions in non -devel ports,
> no sudden breakage of their systems without any notice in UPDATING and
> so on, whatever you personally think about that. Ports system is not
> your personal sandbox/private branch of ports. It is what people use
> on their production systems.
> If you want to commit beta, you have 2 choices:
> 1. Wait until non-beta to commit.
> 2. Commit beta to -devel port after repocopy.
OK, first off let me tell you that I don't like at all the tone of your
That being said, I agree that my view of -devel ports might be a bit
personal and might not be shared by the majority of users. For this
reason, I'll do as you suggest:
- backport 3.6.0 into net-im/openfire
- create a net-im/openfire-devel for 3.7.0.beta
I hope this solves all your problems.
The FreeBSD Project
gahr at FreeBSD.org
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