Call for potential ports maintainers

Gonzalo Nemmi gnemmi at gmail.com
Thu Feb 12 11:44:13 PST 2009


On Thursday 12 February 2009 3:32:13 pm Thomas Abthorpe wrote:
> 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-f018f566bce2ff96ec13fabd536d7cc6dc6
>f4275.
>
> The gauntlet has been thrown down, who among you is prepared to pick it up?
>
>
> Thomas
Charlie Kester couldn't have said it better, so I'm gonna take his words:
 
"I plead guilty and will look through the list of unmaintained ports to
see if there are any where my skills and interests are a good fit."

Will try to write back soon with some work already done.

Regards
-- 
Blessings
Gonzalo Nemmi


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