Adopting porttools upstream?

Raphael Kubo da Costa rakuco at
Sat Jan 26 20:01:10 UTC 2013

Hi there,

sergei@'s commit bit was taken into safekeeping years ago and porttool's
project in SourceForge [1] has not seen any CVS commit for a long time
as well.


Meanwhile, we've been patching ports-mgmt/porttools to keep up with our
infrastructure changes and whatnot.

I was thinking of integrating those fixes upstream and continuing the
development somewhere else. skreuzer@ seems to have a fork on GitHub [2]
with no previous history and some commits on top.


I, for one, ran devel/cvs2svn on the existing CVS history and converted
it to git. The result looks OK and can be see in [3].


I'm not terribly interested in becoming porttools' upstream myself, but
if others fail to jump aboard that could end up happening.


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