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

Baptiste Daroussin bapt at FreeBSD.org
Fri Oct 5 15:32:24 UTC 2012

On Fri, Oct 05, 2012 at 04:15:44PM +0100, Shaun Amott wrote:
> 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.
How that would be more complicated than the actual way?

Given that there are 2 user friendly way to get the information: make search
(which uses INDEX so no change in that area) and freshports and I will make sure
that we will switch in sync with it.

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