port_history - track port commit message comments

Andrew Pantyukhin infofarmer at FreeBSD.org
Fri Oct 27 21:04:08 UTC 2006

On 10/28/06, Ion-Mihai IOnut Tetcu <itetcu at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 27 Oct 2006 16:26:54 +0400
> "Andrew Pantyukhin" <infofarmer at FreeBSD.org> wrote:
> > On 10/27/06, Christopher Boumenot <boumenot at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > Every time I upgrade a port I am usually left wondering what
> > > changed.
> >
> > Some other projects maintain special package-specific
> > ChangeLog files. Maybe VCS logs is not the best place
> > for documentation, because it's not as easily accessible
> > as a flat file would be.
> >
> > Moreover, I think porters don't document the hacks they
> > have to employ - just because there's nowhere to do that.
> You all might want to take a look at what I do in
> mail/dspam[-devel]/[Makefile|files/UPDATING]

Yes, the idea is very bright. There's no rush however, so
let's look at how other people deal with it, among ports
committers and outside, before we set any standards in

[Wow, man, dspam ports is sure a place to learn many
things :-) Great job!]


More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list