Newbie maintainer, question regarding patches

Eitan Adler lists at
Fri Feb 24 13:56:23 UTC 2012

On Fri, Feb 24, 2012 at 7:39 AM, Michael Gmelin <freebsd at> wrote:
> b) I also have another massive patch which touches another 20 files which enables some new security features in ice (the history of this patch is that I developed it at first and submitted it to the vendor, who refined it and sent it back to me). I might want to make this patch optional as well (using a dialog style menu to enable it). In this case it also seems like it would be better not to split the patch up to all that many sources, but keep it as one feature that's contained in one patch.

Just replying to this question: The ports tree is not meant for
software development. I would much rather you try to get the patch
into the upstream source than keep it as an optional patch in the
ports tree.

Eitan Adler

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