saving a few ports from death
dougb at FreeBSD.org
Tue Apr 26 00:49:28 UTC 2011
On 04/25/2011 17:28, martinko wrote:
> I skimmed through the list of deprecated ports and I identifed the
> following that I may be using or at least used in past and I could take
> over their maintenance to save them from death:
Generally by the time that a port has deteriorated to the point where
the distfiles are gone, and it has no maintainer, it's usually a pretty
good sign that it's time to move on. This isn't just because of the
distfile issue. Every port in the tree consumes resources, whether it's
for pointyhat runs, space on the package sites (including the mirrors),
etc. They also consume time to deal with when they get broken by changes
in the OS, etc. What we're trying to do here is to eliminate ports that
are no longer useful.
You might want to consider whether or not some of these can be replaced
by different alternatives.
Give misc/wmweather+ a try. It's actively developed and maintained.
There are a million other dockapps that do similar jobs, and this one
does not seem that special. :)
As for the gimp thing that you mentioned, I don't know anything about
it, but if you wish to become its maintainer the polite thing to do
would be to provide resources to host its distfile(s).
Nothin' ever doesn't change, but nothin' changes much.
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