ports/132800: vuxml submission for net-im/ejabberd

Wesley Shields wxs at FreeBSD.org
Fri Apr 17 16:38:49 UTC 2009

On Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 08:38:12AM -0700, Mark Foster wrote:
> I'm following up regarding this apparent maintainer timeout. It's not my 
> intention to place blame, but to me it is unacceptable that important 
> security (vuxml) updates are sometimes blocked by unresponsive 
> maintainers. It is not in the best interest of the users or FreeBSD to 
> let these things slip.

Agreed.  This one managed to slip through the cracks.  Sorry about that.

> The vuxml updates should be reviewed & committed without waiting on the 
> maintainer of the port. Perhaps a simple non-blocking heads-up (Cc:) to 
> the maintainer is more appropriate. Once publicized, the security 
> notifications (via portaudit) become known to a wider, targetted 
> audience. This establishes an important feedback loop as opposed to 
> keeping the problem a "secret", since the users are more likely to 
> either nudge the maintainer for an update to the port or submit one (via 
> send-pr) themselves.

I agree.  VuXML submissions should be committed promptly.  I'll work
this one now and get it in the tree.  Again, sorry for the delay.

-- WXS

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