deprecated ports

Baptiste Daroussin baptiste.daroussin at
Wed Mar 16 12:06:16 UTC 2011

2011/3/16 Matthias Andree <mandree at>

> Baptiste,
> I generally agree with your approach, and as Doug pointed out, it has
> worked out fine.  Those ports that people had interest in triggered, for
> instance, Charlie's response.
> However, we should be sure to find maintainers before ports are
> undeprecated, else we run into a cycle of deprecation, reviving the port,
> deprecating it again, and so on.
> Charlie has stated which ports he isn't interested in (and I haven't
> checked if there are any left where we could offer him maintainership).
> For anyone who reads this and is unhappy about the deprecation of a pet
> port, please feel invited to become a port maintainer -- the porter's
> handbook has lots of information, and port committers will likely be willing
> to lend a hand with a new maintainer's first steps.
> :-)
Yes your right I was planning to send a general mailing at the end of my
"seek and deprecate" campaign inviting users and maintainer to have a look a
the deprecation list and adopt the ports they use.


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