Call for potential ports maintainers

Alexey Shuvaev shuvaev at
Fri Feb 13 02:18:18 PST 2009

Thomas Abthorpe (Thu 02/12/09 12:32):
> 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, 
> 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?
Well, if we go so far, could someone (you???) look at net/acx100 and
net/gacxtool ports. The related PR 129977 (2 months, still unassigned).
The port formally has a maintainer but its current state:
BROKEN=         Does not compile on FreeBSD >= 6.x
DEPRECATED=     Has been broken for more than 6 months
says for itself.

Related discussion on -CURRENT:
This is the message from developer saying the driver should work on 7.0:

More details are in the PR description.


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