What is the problem with ports PR reaction delays?

Big Lebowski spankthespam at gmail.com
Fri Jan 24 23:30:14 UTC 2014

Hi everyone,

I wanted to ask about the growing time of reaction to ports PR's - what is
the problem? It seems to me, as a ports contributor, that this time is only
growing, not shrinking, and there's no formal/automated procedures that
would help in managing the issue.

Today I found myself fighting with ezjail only to discover it has issues
working on FreeBSD 10.0-R. Great, I thought, there must be something else,
so I went to make the research. It appears there isnt much more, and the
alternatives are qjail that seems to be quite dated and zjails, that's not
in ports. Not long after looking into zjails, what seems to be a great
tool, I found its port submission sits there since... September 2013. Now,
given the fact the Docker is on mouth of everyone, and containers are
getting a lot of attention, FreeBSD looks really bad with no tools to
manage such great technology like Jails, especially when ezjail, unofficial
industry standard to manage jails, is now broken and zjails waits to be
accepted (or even rejected) for so much time.

What is the problem? Isnt there enought commiters? Isnt there a automated
PR handling procedure reminding commiters with relevant access about such
submissions? Can we help? I hope to spark some discussion.

Kind regards,

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