saving a few ports from death

Diane Bruce db at
Wed Apr 27 15:09:02 UTC 2011

On Wed, Apr 27, 2011 at 08:02:34AM -0700, Chip Camden wrote:
> Quoth Eric on Wednesday, 27 April 2011:
> > >> My search for "popularity" metrics is intended to point me, as a
> > >> maintainer, to ports I might want to adopt now, rather than wait for
> > >> someone to complain about them.  Everything *I* use is already
> > >> maintained, so I've moved on to looking for things other people might
> > >> need.  But I don't want to waste my time on something that nobody uses.
> > >> :)

I have suggested in the past that part of the ports infrastructure could
toggle a count somewhere each time a port is made. This should be opt in 
of course. It would make it very easy to see which port might need a

- Diane 
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