cvs commit: ports/games/8kingdoms Makefile ports/misc/airoflash Makefile ports/graphics/autopano-sift Makefile ports/x11/avant-window-navigator-xfce4 Makefile ports/lang/boo Makefile ports/x11/cl-clx-sbcl Makefile ports/palm/coldsync ...

Pietro Cerutti gahr at
Tue Apr 10 12:44:52 UTC 2012

On 2012-Apr-10, 09:32, Marcelo Araujo wrote:
> 2012/4/10 Mark Linimon <linimon at>
> > On Tue, Apr 10, 2012 at 01:45:38PM +0200, Frederic Culot wrote:
> > > To conciliate such a necessary action without hurting the feelings of
> > those
> > > maintainers who despite their work could not update the state of their
> > port in a
> > > timely manner, maybe it would be good to be more verbose in the log of
> > such
> > > commits. Inspired by linimon's emails, something like the following
> > could be
> > > added:
> >
> > I do get some responses from maintainers to those emails, and (except
> > in the cases where the email gets stuck in my mbox) I honor their requests
> > for an extension.  OTOH in general I get personal replies and not replies
> > to the list, so people aren't seeing that interaction in public.
> >
> > From my standpoint, by the time something has been broken for 6 months,
> > the maintainer will have already gotten multiple emails from portsmon.
> > So, I'm going to have to say I'm a little frustrated if I need to send
> > another round of mail even on top of that.
> >
> >
> I strongly agree with the bapt's action to set some ports that are often
> broken  to deprecated or even some of them that are broken for a long time
> to deprecated.
> There is nothing more frustrating than try to install a port an it doesn't
> fetch or doesn't build.

I might agree on that. But how is a DEPRECATED port better than a BROKEN
one in this regard?

Pietro Cerutti
The FreeBSD Project
gahr at

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