opinions on porting software in alpha state?

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at people.tecnik93.com
Sun Mar 5 14:24:52 PST 2006

On Mon, 6 Mar 2006 01:22:05 +0300
Dmitry Marakasov <amdmi3 at mail.ru> wrote:

> Hi!
> I've successfully ported some software products, but now I doubt
> if I should actually submit these ports, because these programs are
> in alpha state. They are usable, yes, but as it may be expected
> from alphas they are quite buggy, and some functions don't work.
> So I wanted to ask for opinions - are such ports welcome or
> should I better wait for more mature releases?

If it's usable enough you could add the port, but please warn the user
in pkg-message and/or in pre-everything::

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