Deprecation campaign

Chris Rees utisoft at
Sun May 1 11:45:26 UTC 2011

On 1 May 2011 12:34, "Jerry" <jerry at> wrote:
> On Sun, 1 May 2011 09:40:21 +0100
> Chris Rees <utisoft at> articulated:
> > On 1 May 2011 08:31, "mato" <gamato at> wrote:
> > > There are usually many users but only a few are ready to become
> > maintainers (for whatever reasons).  So no one stepping up does not
> > really mean no one uses a port.  But ok, I'll try to see what I can
> > do for ports I might care about..
> > >
> >
> > They could always pay someone.
> You do realize that many here would consider that blasphemy. While it
> might be advantageous, like so many other capitalistic concepts, it
> is not likely to get a foothold in this galère.

No, it's not at all, but how is complaining about the state while
consciously failing to do anything oneself OK?

> Perhaps asking the community for a list of users wishing to offer free
> space for hosting orphaned ports/distfiles/etcetera might be an easier
> crapshoot.

I'll do it. Give me a list and fix the Makefiles, and I'll co-host.


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