XPI infrastructure needs some love

Lapo Luchini lapo at lapo.it
Tue Sep 7 17:06:06 UTC 2010

Dear port committers,
    I understand that infofarmer@ and miwi@ have no more enough free
time to be hyper-active about those and other ports (and btw, thanks
very much for the huge work you did in the past!), but is out there
anyone else out there with both a commit bit and some time on hand to
give a bit of love to the XPI ports?

Maybe it's just my impression, but it seems they've got some bitrot, and
I feel a little pity for them, both as an user and a maintainer. ;)

For those which might be interested, a quick list of the ones that need
some attention (that I own or I could find as open with PR queries):

Date       Number Description
2008/08/27 126876 Makefile.xpi's xpi-gen gets the wrong id sometimes
2010/05/23 146854 Update port: www/xpi-gbutts update & rename
2010/07/01 148282 [PATCH] www/xpi-tabmixplus: fix XPI_ID
2010/08/26 149987 [NEW PORT] mail/xpi-dispmua: Displays icon of MUA
2010/08/02 149211 [PATCH] www/xpi-vimperator: update to 2.3.1
2010/09/06 150327 [PATCH] Makefile.xpi: do not install XPI metadata
2010/09/06 150328 [MAINTAINER] www/xpi-stumbleupon: update to 3.73

126876 and 150327 are my proposals to enhance the Makefile.xpi
infrastructure, the rest is mostly updates.

yours truly,

Lapo Luchini - http://lapo.it/

"Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not
tried it." (Donald Knuth, 1977-03-22)

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