results of ports re-engineering survey

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Thu Dec 13 10:50:51 PST 2007

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Robert Huff wrote:
> Stephen Montgomery-Smith writes:
>> I understand that you might have a private definition of ports@
>> that it should only discuss the current system.  But if this is
>> all you come to this group for, just press the delete key when it
>>  is not something you are personally interested in.
> I have no such restriction,  I think complaints are on-topic. I
> wish those trying to build a better mousetrap prompt and complete
> success.  And I congratulate them for putting code on paper. On the
> other hand ... once the discussion has moved from "Something oughta
> be done." to "We've started a project." - especially one that will
> generate enough light (never mind heat) on its own, it's time to
> take it elsewhere (within the larger FreeBSD environment).  Wiki,
> special mailing list, private mailing list, whatever works. If I'm
> interested in the project, I gain by having all the bits in one
> place and not having to filter against the generic
> "java/OpenOffice/<fill in the blank> won't compile/is slow/ate my
> poodle" traffic. If I'm not interested in the project, well, we can
> all fill in the details.  A monthly or bi-weekly announcement would
> not be out of line.

1. See my reply to Ade
2. We are not at "We have started a project" stage yet... that will
not occur until there is a reasonable grasp on the scope and top level
3. As soon as 2 is satisfied I will happily move to a private space

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