devel/icu... help... ?
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Tue Aug 2 23:14:41 UTC 2011
On Tue, 2 Aug 2011 15:34:00 -0700 (PDT), JoelFRodriguez wrote:
> Are you serious? Upgrading the OS on a production machine is a really
> price to pay. I've over a thousand working ports and numerous
> customers that
> I would have to port afterwards.
> You really can't fix what appears to be a reasonable request?
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well we already support 3 version at the same time, which can be
complicated sometime, if we had a fix we would provide it, if someone
comes with fix I'll be happy to integrate it.
But the rules about EOL are clear, and it is easy for production to
have a clear statement on what will be supported and what won't, and to
organize themself with the informations. the portstree is also tagged
when EOL occurs, so why still updating the ports tree after the dead
Another solution can be to pay some freelance to do the fix if really
icu is a complicated ports and not an easy one to maintain, keeping the
version working on 3 OSes (7 8 and 9) is already a pain.
Last it's free software, you can contribute, maybe you have a fix to
propose, I'll be glad to commit it.
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