What is the problem with ports PR reaction delays?

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Sat Jan 25 04:30:33 UTC 2014

On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 11:16 PM, Alfred Perlstein <alfred at freebsd.org>wrote:

> (maybe there is some great ports system that I'm not aware of that makes
> this all as easy github, but I somehow doubt that.)

Nice to be able to plug something other then petitecloud as a possible
solution to this... namely as far I can tell from previous discussions and
such that the port system is nothing more then a very large DAG (directed
acyc. graph) the author of devel/cook (and devel/aegis) wrote an incredible
paper showing why Make (in any form) will never be upto the task (
http://aegis.sourceforge.net/auug97.pdf )... there are several solutions
that use this paper as their foundation in the ports system (devel/cook,
devel/cons, devel/scons)...  don't get me wrong the actual building of each
port should be delegated to whatever build scripts it uses the idea is only
that the entire port system be considered as a single graph... side note we
use devel/cook and devel/aegis to maintain and build petitecloud on.
Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer, http://www.PetiteCloud.org

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