cvs commit: ports/x11-wm/evilwm Makefile ports/x11-wm/openbox
paul at freebsd-services.com
Thu May 22 06:06:05 PDT 2003
On Thu, May 22, 2003 at 08:10:06AM -0400, Trevor Johnson wrote:
> Tilman Linneweh wrote:
> > If you don't have the time to handle PRs for 6 months (evilwm) and 8 months
> > (openbox), you should consider removing yourself from MAINTAINER.
> I think of it the opposite way--that dumping a port with open PRs onto
> someone else is not a good thing. I have been mulling over dropping some
> other ports, but I am still interested in these two.
> I am humbled to realize that you believe ports at freebsd.org does better
> maintenance than I, and are willing to say so in public. There must be
> many others who hold the same opinion of me, but have kept quiet.
> Have you ever waited a year, two years, or longer for PRs you've sent to
> be committed? A change that I proposed in June of 2000 was just made this
> month, for instance. I am used to this, but even so my patience has at
> times run out and I've acted like a dork (hello, billf). Lately I try to
> keep in mind that others may also have things going on in their lives
> besides their work with FreeBSD.
> > Marking the ports FORBIDDEN, just because you don't have time, is not appropriate
> > IMHO.
> I believe it is more appropriate than offering the user a port of some
> code that only its author has looked at. This simply warns the user of
> that fact.
I think FORBIDDEN will stop it getting distributed on CD as well so it's
more than just a warning.
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