[CHANGE PROPOSAL] Moving WWW from pkg-descr to Makefile

Shaun Amott shaun at FreeBSD.org
Fri Oct 5 15:15:52 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 05, 2012 at 04:05:35PM +0200, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> I want to propose and make the actual move of the WWW information from the
> pkg-descr to the Makefile itself via a WWW variable.
> doing this will have multiple benefits:
>  * consistency all metadata bug this one are in Makefile
>  * speedup make describe avoiding using grep to get the informations (make
>    describe itself does not need speed but make index heavily use it and this
>    will definitly benefit from speed up)
>  * Third party tool will be able to probe the information more easily.
> Do anyone have any concern about this?

A good idea in principle, but I think we need to take care to ensure
that the information is easily discoverable by end users. There's a risk
that burying the URLs in Makefiles might make them less accessible.

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