New mailing list for ports announcements

Sergey V. Dyatko sergey.dyatko at
Thu Dec 29 06:50:40 UTC 2011

On Thu, 29 Dec 2011 00:59:26 -0500
Thomas Abthorpe <tabthorpe at> wrote:

> At the request of adamw@ (and others) we have setup a ports-announce@
> mailing list to try distinguish the usual traffic on the ports@ list
> vs the announcements that seem to get lost in there.

Useless and harmful list, IMO. People who can 'lost' announcements here
likely lose it on another list,  but there is a chance that people who
read ports@ lose announce/CFT from _only_ freebsd-ports-announce.
Of course, you can write to multiple lists.. But lets look at current@
stable@ and performance@ archives...
tadam! "Benchmark (Phoronix): FreeBSD 9.0-RC2 vs. Oracle Linux 6.1

Is that ok ? I think 'No' ( Tons of spam in [ 3 of N ] ML that I
subscribed )

> You can subscribe at
> It is intended, but not limited, to be a means of communicating
> portmgr@ announcements, Calls for Testing, plus other relevant
> information to be used by our committers and ports maintainer
> community.
> It is our hope to keep this relatively low in traffic.  It is a
> moderated list, under the auspices of portmgr at .
> Please subscribe sit back, and enjoy.
> Thomas
> on behalf of portmgr@

wbr, tiger

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