ports structure and improvement suggestions

Pav Lucistnik pav at FreeBSD.org
Mon May 8 21:07:14 UTC 2006

Sideris Michael píše v po 08. 05. 2006 v 23:57 +0300:

> > > > > modify the existing Makefiles to include the OPTIONS framework 
> > > > 
> > > > That is the goal. Please submit patches whenever you hit the old style
> > > > Makefile.
> > > 
> > > Submit patches for all Makefiles? No way. That is why maintainers exist. It should be the
> > > responsibility of every maintainer. In maximum 1 week all Makefiles could be modified to 
> > > use the OPTIONS framework. If you want by individuals, what can I say, I will have it done
> > > in 2 months :P Is it ok with you? Not fair I would say.
> > 
> > Let's make a deal. Send an email to every maintainer, asking them nicely
> > to convert their ports. Let's see what will happen :)
> So you are telling me indirectly that the maintainers are bored to dedicate max 10' to
> maintain something that is their responsibility? 

Does that surprise you?

> If this is the case, then give me an 
> address and I will be sending you periodically patches for every port. 

send-pr(1) is fine

> But we will indeed 
> make a deal. You are going to apply my patches and I will never see any new ports being 
> added without having the OPTIONS framework.

Can't guarantee that about new ports, because, to use your line, I'm not
the only developer. But I will pursue any patches that convert ports to

Pav Lucistnik <pav at oook.cz>
              <pav at FreeBSD.org>

Pain clots and unformed lice pat this train.
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