Maintainer timeout (was: Re: textproc/p5-XML-LibXML broken, why?)

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Fri Jan 9 17:14:43 PST 2004

On Fri, 2004-01-09 at 20:11, Clement Laforet wrote:
> On Sat, 10 Jan 2004 11:43:51 +1100
> Edwin Groothuis <edwin at> wrote:
> >     If the maintainer of a port does not respond to an update request
> >     from a user after two weeks (excluding major public holidays),
> I would just add a foot note ;)
> Unless it's a security or a critical fix, please contact maintainer
> first. If you don't received an answer within a reasonable timeout (3 days
> to 1 week), feel free to fill a PR.

This includes emails as well as PRs.  Of course, it's best to formalize
requests as PRs.  

With regard to p5-XML-LibXML, I had contacted the maintainer (skv@) on
September 4, 2003 about this port as it was breaking during the
4.9-RELEASE build.  That is sufficiently long to constitute an AWOL
maintainer.  If someone has a patch, and would like to maintain this
port, they are welcome to do so.


> clem
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