[HEADS UP] GNU make 3.82

Mark Linimon linimon at lonesome.com
Fri Mar 11 05:05:10 UTC 2011

I answered this question last night on IRC, aDe answered it in email:

> What is the urgency in upgrading gmake that prevents "fix the broken
> ports first" as an option to at least explore?

Now that gmake is out, if the past is any indication, some project
will quickly upgrade to it.  We can wait for that to happen, and then
have to scramble, or we can get ahead of the curve.

Not every single change to the Ports Collection rises to the level of
requiring a committee meeting to generate a consensus.  IMHO this does
not.  In this case it was "here is someone willing to do the work, here's
an action plan, let's just do it."

I've already spent nearly as much time arguing with you as I had spent
running the initial -exp run (more, if you exclude the work I did to
update the processonelog script), so I'm done here.


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