Dead projects in ports tree

Renato Botelho rbgarga at
Tue Mar 3 04:00:03 PST 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 7:36 PM, David E. Thiel <lx at> wrote:
> 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?

Qmail doesn't have a new version for a long time, i know, but new version
of patch collection are released, like you can see las spamcontrol 2.5.x,
and author is working on 2.6.x with a lot of new features, so, i don't
consider qmail a dead project at all.

And, there are a good number of qmail users, i don't think it's a good idea
remove this port, i'm maintaining it for some years and i can still maintain
and keep it working on ports infrastructure.

Renato Botelho

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