ports structure and improvement suggestions
msid at daemons.gr
Mon May 8 21:14:28 UTC 2006
On Mon, May 08, 2006 at 11:07:05PM +0200, Pav Lucistnik wrote:
> Sideris Michael p??e 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?
Yes it does. Cause this defines an irresponsible person. And positions like these should
not be occupied by irresponsible people.
> > 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
So, can't there be a standard for Makefiles and enforce ALL people to use the OPTIONS framework?
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