[Bug 268734] mail/balsa Balsa port severely outdated

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Date: Tue, 03 Jan 2023 16:45:12 UTC

            Bug ID: 268734
           Summary: mail/balsa Balsa port severely outdated
           Product: Ports & Packages
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Many People
          Priority: ---
         Component: Individual Port(s)
          Assignee: gnome@FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: thomholwerda@osnews.com
          Assignee: gnome@FreeBSD.org
             Flags: maintainer-feedback?(gnome@FreeBSD.org)

I noticed that the FreeBSD Balsa port is severely outdated - ports has version
2.5.1, which is a few months shy of ten years old. There have been more than 10
new releases since, with the latest being 2.6.4, released on 2022-09-20. It
seems rather dangerous to have such an old version still readily available to
users as a port/pkg. This applies to all architectures FreeBSD and mail/balsa
is available on.

This is most likely the entirely wrong place to report this, but I have no idea
where else to do so, and it does seem to qualify as a bug insofar running such
an old version is inherently dangerous, especially considering countless newer
versions are available as part of the GNOME project.

Feel free to scold me if this is the wrong place! It's difficult sometimes to
find the right avenue of contact.

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