devel/icu... help... ?

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at
Tue Aug 2 23:14:41 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2 Aug 2011 15:34:00 -0700 (PDT), JoelFRodriguez wrote:
> Are you serious? Upgrading the OS on a production machine is a really 
> steep
> price to pay. I've over a thousand working ports and numerous 
> customers that
> I would have to port afterwards.
> You really can't fix what appears to be a reasonable request?
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well we already support 3 version at the same time, which can be 
complicated sometime, if we had a fix we would provide it, if someone 
comes with fix I'll be happy to integrate it.

But the rules about EOL are clear, and it is easy for production to 
have a clear statement on what will be supported and what won't, and to 
organize themself with the informations. the portstree is also tagged 
when EOL occurs, so why still updating the ports tree after the dead 

Another solution can be to pay some freelance to do the fix if really 

icu is a complicated ports and not an easy one to maintain, keeping the 
version working on 3 OSes (7 8 and 9) is already a pain.

Last it's free software, you can contribute, maybe you have a fix to 
propose, I'll be glad to commit it.


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