Why delete KDE3 ports?

Erik Trulsson Erik.Trulsson.1013 at student.uu.se
Mon Jan 7 15:21:42 UTC 2013

Quoting "Mikhail T." <mi+thun at aldan.algebra.com>:

> On 07.01.2013 09:54, Kimmo Paasiala wrote:
>> Are you willing to step up as the maintainer of the KDE3 ports? Or
>> anyone else reading this? The situation with ports like KDE3 is that
>> they are lots of work to keep up in shape and if no one wants to
>> maintain them they succumb to what is called "bitrot" very quickly
>> when something changes in dependent ports or in the base system.
> When/if that happens, we can renew the conversation. For the time  
> being there are no build errors.

Indeed.  That a port is old is not a good reason to remove it.
That a port is unmaintained is also not a good reason to remove it.

If a port stops working and nobody steps up to fix it, *then* removal
becomes a reasonable action, but not before that.

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