cvs commit: ports/devel/ZendOptimizer pkg-descr ports/audio/abcmidi pkg-descr ports/astro/accrete pkg-descr ports/devel/adabooch pkg-descr ports/databases/aolserver-nsmysql pkg-descr ports/archivers/aolserver-nszlib pkg-descr ports/comms/aprsd ...

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at
Mon Oct 24 01:02:35 UTC 2011

On Sun, Oct 23, 2011 at 04:37:29PM +0200, Emanuel Haupt wrote:
> >   Log:
> >   - remove maintainer tags from pkg-descr
> >   
> >   Approved by:    portmgr
> >   Approved by:    bapt (mentor)
> Are there any efforts planed to remove the roughly 1689 'Author' entries?

Author entries are a bit special.  There are lots of small utilities like
`archivers/nwreckdum' for example, that do not have any WWW page, but are
still useful.  In this case, name of the author might be the only thing we
know about it and can google for, for example.

I would say that with working WWW site, Author tag is redundant and should
be dropped.  If the author is only known information about the port origin,
it should probably stay.


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