Ports & Packages infrastructure & feature import.

Julian H. Stacey jhs at berklix.com
Fri Aug 19 15:47:28 UTC 2011

Hi ports team,
cc: Vadim Goncharov <vadim_nuclight at mail.ru>

Senior/ central ports team people who are competent, happy &
authorised to hack in /usr/ports/Mk/* & on pkg tools etc, please
notice ports & package infrastructure ideas in thread:
	From Vadim Goncharov
	Wed Aug 17 23:25:37 UTC 2011

Q: How might you get more time to implement / import such ideas ?
A: Leave normal individual ports work to other ports maintainers. & ...

Q: How will other ports maintainers cope too ?
A: Reduce ports/ send-pr flow rate.  Add this to send-pr:
     Do not use send-pr for problems in 3rd party software please.
     For bugs & fixes with generic 3rd party code (from distfiles/), 
     contact (from ports/.../.../Makefile ):
     For FreeBSD specific bugs, try to fix first, if fixed use send-pr,
     For FreeBSD specific bugs you can't fix, contact
     If the port has a problematic run time behaviour, ask to assert:
    	INSTALL_DEPRECATED="summary ... suspended send-pr number"

No sense FreeBSD accepting more send-pr than we can handle, (else
it could pressurise us to dump a port in desperation to reduce send-prs,
for lack of an interim INSTALL_DEPRECATED mechanism, per:
	Date: Thu, 18 Aug 2011 02:57:17 +0200
	Cc: ports at freebsd.org
	Message-id: <201108180057.p7I0vH1B070035 at fire.js.berklix.net>
	Subject:        Re: sysutils/diskcheckd needs fixing and a maintainer

If we reduce the rate of ports/ send-prs, ports experts will
have more time to step back from the coal face, to study & import
more good ideas, whether from FreeBSD people, other BSD or Linux etc.

Julian Stacey, BSD Unix Linux C Sys Eng Consultants Munich http://berklix.com
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