Call for potential ports maintainers
tabthorpe at freebsd.org
Thu Feb 12 09:32:37 PST 2009
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This topic came up in IRC, and I was encouraged to go out, and find some new
At any given time, approximately 20 - 25% of all ports are unmaintained. Not
all unmaintained ports need updating, but some do. That is where you folks
There are a bunch of you out there who are subscribers to this list (and other
FreeBSD related lists too, I am sure), you have FreeBSD installed and likely
have quite an array of ports installed on this system of yours. You are
subscribed as a means of keeping up with the world of FreeBSD.
But you have been holding back, thinking "I really would like to do something
to contribute to the success of FreeBSD, but I am not sure what."
How do I know this? I was one, a silent observer on the mailing lists, and in
on IRC. Then one day, I answered a similar plea,
I have summarised some details on the wiki on Adopting Ports,
The gauntlet has been thrown down, who among you is prepared to pick it up?
Thomas Abthorpe | FreeBSD Committer
tabthorpe at FreeBSD.org | http://people.freebsd.org/~tabthorpe
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