Where are conventions like -devel ports documented?

Alex Kozlov spam at rm-rf.kiev.ua
Tue Mar 27 14:35:30 UTC 2012

On Sun, Mar 25, 2012 at 11:24:59PM +0300, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> Perhaps I am missing the obvious and will be rewarded with
> embarrassement, but where are conventions like the use and
> naming of -devel ports described?
> I would have expected this to be covered in
> http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/book.html
> but -- it is not.
> (If this is an omission, can someone more closely involved than
> I have been so far donate a paragraph or two?)
> Gerald
> PS: I am thinking to split the existing emulators/wine port into
> two, the regular one (tracking releases of Wine) and a -devel port
> that tracks the bi-weekly snapshots that will lead to the next
> release in a year or two.  Somehow I would prefer something like
> wine-stable / wine instead of wine / wine-devel, but the latter is
> more in line with how we are doing things, right?
In general, $port / $port-devel more common, but in case of wine I think
wine-stable or even wine14 / wine would be better. I suspect that not mouch
people would stick with wine release.


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