Number of maintainers vs. number of ports

Conor McDermottroe ports at
Tue May 23 13:42:28 UTC 2006

On Tue, May 23, 2006 at 09:18:58AM -0400, Frank Laszlo wrote:
> Conor McDermottroe wrote:
> > On Mon, May 22, 2006 at 09:25:28PM -0400, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> >   
> >> Nevertheless, I'd still like to see more maintaine{rs,d ports}.  We
> >> now have a nice document about "what it means to be a maintainer", so
> >> I think we should start doing some outreach to bring new people in.
> >>     
> >
> > Perhaps we should encourage users to look at the ports they have
> > installed that are unmaintained and think about volunteering to maintain
> > them?
> >
> > A script similar to the one below may be helpful (apologies in advance
> > if my shell-fu is weak). When I ran it, it surprised me to see that
> > ports like lang/ruby18 and misc/compat5x are unmaintained. (Oh, for the
> > time...)
> The INDEX file is really better suited for such things. Heres a quick
> example.

True, if you want to see all of the unmaintained ports. I was aiming at
showing people only the ports /they have installed/ that are
unmaintained. I don't expect people to adopt ports that they don't even
use themselves. :-)


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