If ports@ list continues to be used as substitute for GNATS, I'm unsubscribing

Eitan Adler lists at eitanadler.com
Wed Dec 18 17:46:22 UTC 2013

On Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 11:20 AM, Lars Engels <lars.engels at 0x20.net> wrote:
> Am 2013-12-17 23:33, schrieb John Marino:
>> Over the months I've seen several ports users copy a failure log and
>> mail it to ports@, usually without even saying "hello".  I've tried to
>> discourage that behavior but other members of this mail list encourage
>> this method of bypassing writing PRs.  One user even proudly boasted
>> that sending email to ports@ is faster than writing a PR so of course he
>> was going to do that instead.
> That only shows how badly GNATS sucks and that it's much more uncomfortable
> to
> use than writing a mail.
> I totally agree that error need to be tracked in an error tracker where
> reports
> don't get lost, you have a proper history etc. pp. but GNATS is just ancient
> and
> should have died in a fire a long time ago.

Agreed.  There is active work on moving to bugzilla instead of GNATS.
I can't give a definite timeline but it should be 'soon'.

Eitan Adler

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