Dead projects in ports tree

David E. Thiel lx at
Mon Mar 2 15:02:16 PST 2009

On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 04:05:56PM -0800, Garrett Cooper wrote:
> > multimedia/openquicktime - no movement in CVS / SVN for 1+ years; no
> > releases in the past 3 years
> >
> >    I'll continue posting more items to this thread as I find them...
> > Thanks,
> > -Garrett
> xmms looks completely dead now. Can someone confirm or deny this fact?

While I'm in favor of removing useless ports, there are several projects
which are simply "done", and lack of development doesn't mean they're
obsolete or useless. The logic above would seem to suggest we should
remove qmail too. I would like to hear what people feel the best method
for getting rid of unused and irrelevant ports, though -- bump
portrevision and mark BROKEN for a few months?

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