cvs commit: ports/graphics/libungif Makefile

Alexey Dokuchaev danfe at FreeBSD.org
Fri Feb 17 20:46:16 UTC 2012


On Fri, Feb 17, 2012 at 01:58:05PM +0100, Alex Dupre wrote:
> Doug Barton wrote:
> >I admire your ambition, but there are still hundreds of ports that
> >depend on libungif. They need to be changed to giflib before libungif
> >can be deprecated.
> >
> >This (and the expiration_date) need to be backed out immediately.
> 
> Hmmm, I don't agree with you completely. DEPRECATION seems perfectly 
> correct to me, the port is set deprecated so users and maintainers know 
> they should switch to the recommended giflib. We can argue on 
> EXPIRATION_DATE, I imagine that if it's set someone has patches for all 
> depending ports and they will be committed before that date.

+1.  It should be deprecated.  At most, EXPIRATION_DATE could probably be
extended a bit to allow every consumer to switch, but no reason to back out
this commit completely.

We should have one definitive (read: official) GIF provider in the Tree.

./danfe


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