Re: [REQUEST] Portfolio Performance

From: Master One via ports <ports_at_freebsd.org>
Date: Sun, 29 Aug 2021 04:42:28 +0200
Maybe I should have mentioned that I'm not a FreeBSD user yet, but just
checking out the possibility to replace Arch Linux on my laptop.

I know about the Porters Handbook, but I'm not a developer or
programmer, so diving in that deep may not be an option for me (I
possibly would if I could, but then it may be a question of available
time to learn all that's necessary and actually do it).

I thought maybe I can gain the interest of someone who is capable and
would find use of that software for himself.


On Sun, 2021-08-29 at 12:34 +1000, raf via ports wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 29, 2021 at 04:06:00AM +0200, Master One via freebsd-
> ports <freebsd-ports_at_freebsd.org> wrote:
> 
> > Not an advert or SPAM, but indeed just a port request ;)
> > 
> > Though not sure how this classifies as badly worded and how I
> > should
> > have written that request differently.
> > 
> > 
> > On Sat, 2021-08-28 at 15:41 -0700, Lee Brown wrote:
> > > It's meant to be a port request, i.e. will somebody please port
> > > this
> > > to
> > > FreeBSD, but badly worded.
> > > 
> > > I marked it as SPAM before I saw the forum post where SirDice
> > > pointed
> > > them
> > > to this ML.  So no, not just you :)
> > > 
> > > On Sat, Aug 28, 2021 at 2:46 PM Dave Horsfall <dave_at_horsfall.org>
> > > wrote:
> > > 
> > > > Is it just me, or does this look suspiciously like an advert?
> > > > 
> > > > -- Dave
> 
> I think it makes sense that a request for a new port
> explain why the software is worth porting. I can also
> imagine that it might be difficult to do this in a way
> that doesn't sound like an advertisement for the
> software. After all, the request is an attempt to
> entice an existing porter to take on additional work.
> That's inherently an attempt at persuasion.
> 
> The porting documentation I've seen only covers
> creating a new port, not asking someone else to do so,
> or giving advice on how best to do that.
> 
> I suppose the implicit recommendation is to learn about
> FreeBSD porting, create the port, submit it, and hope
> that it gets accepted:
> 
>   https://docs.freebsd.org/en/books/porters-handbook/book/
> 
> There's a big learning curve, but on the plus side,
> once you've created your first port, it should be much
> easier the next time. :-)
> 
> cheers,
> raf
Received on Sun Aug 29 2021 - 02:42:28 UTC

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