saving a few ports from death

Mikhail T. mi+thun at
Wed Apr 27 20:55:47 UTC 2011

On 27.04.2011 16:47, Wesley Shields wrote:
> apache13 is EOL upstream. We should not have ports for EOL software.
Why not, exactly?..
> If upstream says it's dead, who are we to keep it alive?
We are a major Operating System project, which maintains ports of third-party 
applications for the convenience of our users. An EOL-declaration by the authors 
does not mean, the users must stop using it immediately -- it simply says, the 
authors will not be releasing updates/bug-fixes.


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