Dropping maintainership of my ports

Gary Kline kline at thought.org
Wed Apr 27 06:12:40 UTC 2011

sorry for the top post, but shouolder is killing me.

idea 1: can the 'summer of code' guys help us out with this.

idea 2.  why oh why can we not live with the fbsd and debian

the reason i've kept my domain here at home is because i like the
flexibility i see.  but keeping ports current is getting to be 
impossible.  there are too many distros of every open src os and
maybe if net and free [RE]-hjoined arms that 3rd idea would work.

i'm sure that many of you guys kno w that aristotle was a polymath;
he was as sharp as anybody i have ever studied.  his highest
'virtue' was pragmatism.    given the headaches with maintaining
ports, and much more, isn' t it time to look in new directions?

idea 4.  axe the number of ports.  if person x or y want to maintain
a port of his ow n , outstanding.  he can post a note to the lists.

idea 5.  beging a completely separate, independent group for
orphaned ports [ for free, net, debian, ubuntu, redhat, foobar

a last note: i started out as a porter.  loved i t and excelled at
it.  but it never was easy.  it's still 3/2 * bear|bitch|swine.
ergo, i know why many of this list and org are slowing or dropping



On Tue, Apr 26, 2011 at 06:43:43PM -0700, Charlie Kester wrote:
> Date: Tue, 26 Apr 2011 18:43:43 -0700
> From: Charlie Kester <corky1951 at comcast.net>
> Subject: Dropping maintainership of my ports
> To: freebsd-ports at freebsd.org
> Mail-Followup-To: freebsd-ports at freebsd.org
> X-Mailer: Mutt
> Well, due to some serious philosophical differences re these
> deprecation campaigns and what seems to be resistance to any further
> discussion, I don't think I can continue working with the committers.
> So I'm stepping down.
> If no one else wants to maintain them, please reset the maintainer
> of the following ports to ports at FreeBSD.org:
> audio/mcplay
> deskutils/osmo
> deskutils/teapot
> devel/argtable
> devel/egypt
> devel/gengetopt
> devel/libXGP
> devel/libYGP
> finance/xinvest
> finance/xquote
> graphics/box
> graphics/boxer
> graphics/fly
> graphics/sng
> math/ised
> misc/vifm
> misc/xsw
> multimedia/gpodder
> multimedia/openshot
> multimedia/photofilmstrip
> security/beecrypt
> security/ccrypt
> security/nettle
> security/ranpwd
> sysutils/dircomp
> sysutils/gaffitter
> sysutils/iextract
> sysutils/lookat
> sysutils/moreutils
> sysutils/moreutils-parallel
> sysutils/ncdu
> sysutils/rdup
> textproc/tdhkit
> x11/fbpanel
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