www/chromium MAINTAINER, was Re: chromium producing constant hdd access

Julian H. Stacey jhs at berklix.com
Tue Jan 18 14:28:58 UTC 2011

> From:		Baptiste Daroussin <bapt at freebsd.org> 
> Date:		Tue, 18 Jan 2011 15:13:40 +0100 
> Message-id:	<AANLkTinCBj-XuHSLwEr0LWoqqBXzCF0WMZ3XJdcs5Tgo at mail.gmail.com> 

Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> >
> > A MAINTAINER who does not maintain is not a maintainer.
> > Makefile broke in the last month
> > MAINTAINER rene@ should add a BUILD_DEPENDS or whatever,
> > else resign & let someone else eg You Thomas become MAINTAINER
> >
> Are you volunteer to maintain ? you have patches that make the latest
> stable version of chromium works on FreeBSD?
> Have you already started to work on 9 and 10 version.
> Have you started the work to send patches upstream?
> The maintainer helped by some of us is doing that, so he is doing the
> real MAINTAINER job which is not to keep the most possible ports
> "almost" working, but to make sure the ports REALLY works and that the
> necessary patches are done are done the right way in order to make
> sure upstream can applied them for next release. This job takes time
> as chromium is a big monster.
> If you find that process is too slow, feel free to join. send patches etc.

The port is not maintained. It was broken within last month & remains Broken.
The maintainer fails to either add

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