Call for potential ports maintainers

Wesley Shields wxs at FreeBSD.org
Thu Feb 12 10:59:45 PST 2009


On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 07:39:15PM +0100, Marius N?nnerich wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 6:32 PM, Thomas Abthorpe <tabthorpe at freebsd.org> wrote:
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> > This topic came up in IRC, and I was encouraged to go out, and find some new
> > maintainers.
> >
> > 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
> > come in.
> >
> > 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,
> > http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-announce/2006-May/001065.html.
> >
> > I have summarised some details on the wiki on Adopting Ports,
> > http://wiki.freebsd.org/PortsTasks#head-f018f566bce2ff96ec13fabd536d7cc6dc6f4275.
> >
> > The gauntlet has been thrown down, who among you is prepared to pick it up?
> 
> Ok, I'll take www/libwww, x11/xlockmore, graphics/libexif and
> graphics/libexif-gtk. None of those needs updating right now so could
> you simply put my name in as the maintainer?
> 
> Thanks for _your_ contribution to FreeBSD :)

Done.  Thanks for stepping up.

-- WXS


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