ports/100446: relinquish maintainership
erwin at FreeBSD.org
Mon Jul 17 20:20:22 UTC 2006
The following reply was made to PR ports/100446; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Erwin Lansing <erwin at FreeBSD.org>
To: Vivek Khera <vivek at khera.org>
Cc: FreeBSD-gnats-submit at FreeBSD.org
Subject: Re: ports/100446: relinquish maintainership
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 22:10:42 +0200
On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 04:01:07PM -0400, Vivek Khera wrote:
> On Jul 17, 2006, at 3:34 PM, Erwin Lansing wrote:
> >On Mon, Jul 17, 2006 at 03:14:48PM -0400, Vivek Khera wrote:
> >>RT 3.6 is now released, and that's what I use. I no longer wish
> >>to be responsible
> >>for the older rt34 port.
> >>Please set MAINTAINER in www/rt34 to ports at freebsd.org. I am only
> >>the new version of RT now. Thanks!
> >How about marking DEPRECATED and set an expiration date as well?
> There are folks who will need it for a while and cannot upgrade
> immediately (like with older FreeBSD releases...) so I don't know
> what a good expiration date would be.
> I don't know when Best Practical will stop supporting it.
> Perhaps someone else will pick it up?
> If it is marked for expiration, can it be rescued by someone who is
> willing to maintain it? If so, then I'm all for expiring it away
> after a long period, perhaps a year.
The best would probably be to mark it DEPRECATED pointing to the newer
version but not set an EXPIRATION_DATE. That will prevent new users
from installing it while keeping support for old users.
Erwin Lansing http://droso.org
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