saving a few ports from death

Doug Barton dougb at
Tue Apr 26 00:49:28 UTC 2011

On 04/25/2011 17:28, martinko wrote:
> Ok,
> 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.

> misc/wmweather

Give misc/wmweather+ a try. It's actively developed and maintained.

> sysutils/wmmemmon

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).



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