[kris@FreeBSD.org: cvs commit: ports/net/cvsupit Makefile]

Kris Kennaway 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.

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-ports/attachments/20030506/4c7225d3/attachment.bin

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list