PR's not being picked up (Was Re: becoming a port committor)
freebsd at byshenk.net
Mon Nov 22 19:25:17 UTC 2010
On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 07:58:56PM +0100, Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 2:19 PM, RW <rwmaillists at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > Actually it does discuss the wording of the synopsis for both new and
> > updated ports which gives the impression that that that section covers
> > both.
> > 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.
> So then we will see your PR for an update of that chapter in the Porter's
> Handbook in the next few days perhaps?
> > 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.
> The Porter's Handbook is not going to be improved unless the people who read
> it and have ideas for improvement do something about it.
> HTH, HAND.
> Torfinn Ingolfsen
I'm not a porter, but how about the below...?
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--- porting-submitting.html 2007-09-11 01:11:07.000000000 +0200
+++ porting-submitting.html 2010-11-22 20:14:54.000000000 +0100
@@ -69,6 +69,14 @@
+<p><b>Note2:</b> The instructions above are for creating a <i class="EMPHASIS">new</i>
+port. Port <i class="EMPHASIS">updates</i> should be diff files instead of shar files,
+as described in <a href="port-upgrading.html">Upgrading</a>.</p>
<p>One more time, <span class="emphasis"><i class="EMPHASIS">do not include the original
source distfile, the <tt class="FILENAME">work</tt> directory, or the package you built
with <tt class="COMMAND">make package</tt></i></span>.</p>
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