[kris@FreeBSD.org: cvs commit: ports/net/cvsupit Makefile]
kris at obsecurity.org
Tue May 6 01:53:01 PDT 2003
On Tue, May 06, 2003 at 12:59:40AM -0700, Jordan K Hubbard wrote:
> Sorry, I simply haven't fixed it yet since I'm now having a hard time
> deciding, upon further reflection, whether I shouldn't just kill that
> stupid port. cvsupit started life as a crufty quick hack meant to fill
> a short-term purpose (get newbies introduced to cvsup at the time) and
> doesn't serve the longer-term purpose of making cvsup easy to use
> throughout FreeBSD's lifetime.
> To do that, if it's even desired, will require release engineering
> assistance to spit out customized cvsupfiles which match whichever tags
> are currently in vogue, present dynamic menus of available choices,
> etc. In short, if people really want "cvsupit-like" functionality for
> the long-term then they're just going to have to embed it into the
> "process chain" for release engineering somehow and not just rely on
> some crufty port staying in sync. The "keep the crufty port in sync"
> approach has worked for awhil, but it just isn't practical, IMO, to
> continue doing so any longer. That's unless someone else really has a
> strong lust to step forward and take the cvsupit port over for further
> life-support efforts.
I believe it's still widely used, so if we need to find a new
maintainer then we should ask around.
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