devel/pwlib and net/openh323 update coming

Steve Ames steve at
Wed Nov 9 20:09:14 PST 2005

Koop (sorry for top posting) this is all excellent news! Any idea when
we could see a commit? Do you need anything from us ahead of time? A
quick caveat is that the various versions don't play nice with one
another in my experience so a 'CONFLICTS_WITH' is mandatory. Let us know
if there's anything that we can do to help things along.


On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 12:06:16AM +0100, Koop Mast wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-11-09 at 11:03 -0500, Steve Ames wrote:
> > Joerg Pulz wrote:
> > >
> > > now that there are three months almost gone without any further noise
> > > about this, i would like to ask about the current status.
> > > Is there any progress or are there any news?
> Yes, there is some news (even if its a bit old). See below.
> > Excellent question... its gone all quiet :) I was rather under the
> > impression that 6.0-R was the major holdup as no one wanted to do anything
> > radical to the ports while it was pending (other than a gnome and kde update
> > that was pretty major... heh).
> I was waiting for 6.0-R to be frozen (not motivated to rush this in
> before the freeze) and release, before doing the finishing touches. On
> the way it collected a bit of dust.
> > > I really would like to see something happen in this area.
> > 
> > Me too. I'd like to see the current production versions of pwlib and
> > openh323 put into the ports tree. The old ones should just be retired. Most
> > mainstream ports that use pwlib and openh323 have been updated to work with
> > the current versions of these libraries. The gnomemeeting folks even host a
> > mirror for the current versions and their website says they are know to
> > work. asterisk-oh323 wants a higher version than the one currently in ports.
> My idea was to repo-copy pwlib, openh323 and gnomemeeting to versioned
> ports. And then let the maintainers of the other ports that need
> pwlib/openh323 decide what pwlib/openh323 version they want. When there
> are no users left we can delete the old ones.
> > The last release of OpenH323 (1.15.6) includes fixes specifically for BSD.
> That is good to know.
> > Multiple sets of patches and aproaches have been submitted. Obviously new
> > patches would have to be generated and submitted to reflect changes in
> > versions and the ports tree... However someone with a commit bit needs to be
> > backing this process or its essentially wasted effort to do so.
> I still got all the patches that where where floating around (I think).
> And I sort of put them together.
> > Once the basic infrastructure is updated to current release versions and
> > shared libraries it becomes trivial to add ports for the -devel versions so
> > that these can be tracked as well (including a -devel version for OPAL).
> You won't belive it but I poked the in development stuff before. I still
> got that stuff lying around, I hope. But that is after the current stuff
> is added.
> > -steve
> Koop

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