saving a few ports from death

Jeremy Messenger mezz.freebsd at
Tue Apr 26 01:57:15 UTC 2011

On Mon, Apr 25, 2011 at 7:48 PM, Doug Barton <dougb at> wrote:
> On 04/25/2011 17:28, martinko wrote:
>> Ok,
>> I skimmed through the list of deprecated ports and I identifed the
>> following that I may be using or at least used in past and I could take
>> over their maintenance to save them from death:
> Generally by the time that a port has deteriorated to the point where the
> distfiles are gone, and it has no maintainer, it's usually a pretty good
> sign that it's time to move on. This isn't just because of the distfile
> issue. Every port in the tree consumes resources, whether it's for pointyhat
> runs, space on the package sites (including the mirrors), etc. They also
> consume time to deal with when they get broken by changes in the OS, etc.
> What we're trying to do here is to eliminate ports that are no longer
> useful.
> You might want to consider whether or not some of these can be replaced by
> different alternatives.
>> misc/wmweather
> Give misc/wmweather+ a try. It's actively developed and maintained.
>> sysutils/wmmemmon
> There are a million other dockapps that do similar jobs, and this one does
> not seem that special. :)
> As for the gimp thing that you mentioned, I don't know anything about it,

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> but if you wish to become its maintainer the polite thing to do would be to
> provide resources to host its distfile(s).
> Doug
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