PR's not being picked up (Was Re: becoming a port committor)
itetcu at FreeBSD.org
Mon Nov 22 17:20:06 UTC 2010
On Mon, 22 Nov 2010 13:19:05 +0000
RW <rwmaillists at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, 21 Nov 2010 23:22:57 -0800
> Charlie Kester <corky1951 at comcast.net> wrote:
> > On Sun 21 Nov 2010 at 22:01:28 PST Janky Jay, III wrote:
> > >
> > > Almost anyone who is an only semi-serious port maintainer
> > > (meaning
> > >they only have a select few number of ports to maintain and are
> > >only trying to contribute/participate) knows that maybe this issue
> > >is due to the porter's handbook. Specifically
> > >http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/porters-handbook/porting-submitting.html
> > >which blatantly states that all submissions whether they are new OR
> > >updates be submitted in shar format. Maybe the commiters should
> > >bring this up and have a few less to deal with..? Just a
> > >suggestion.
> > That page doesn't say what you think it says.
> > Its context is the creation of a new port. It doesn't say anything
> > about updating an existing port.
> Actually it does discuss the wording of the synopsis for both new and
> updated ports which gives the impression that that that section covers
> Furthermore the update chapter is at the opposite end of the
> index under the single misleading word "Upgrading". There's no
> mention of "submitting" which is what people will be looking for.
> IMO chapter 10 should either be 3.7 or be merged into 3.6. If anything
> deserves to be under "Quick Porting" it's this.
> > Perhaps the problem is that some people never read the *rest* of the
> > handbook?
> The trouble is that even when people do read handbooks from beginning
> to end there are always sections that that they are likely to skip
> until they need them, and this is one of them.
Patches with your proposed changes please. Thanks.
IOnut - Un^d^dregistered ;) FreeBSD "user"
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