What is the problem with ports PR reaction delays?

Alfred Perlstein alfred at freebsd.org
Sat Jan 25 18:41:52 UTC 2014

On 1/25/14 10:30 AM, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
> On Sat, Jan 25, 2014 at 10:25:07AM -0800, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
>> On 1/25/14 9:48 AM, Baptiste Daroussin wrote:
>>> On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 08:16:39PM -0800, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
>>>> To me it would speak of tooling as opposed to anything.
>>>> Does the ports system have a 1 or 2 click interface for merging PRs like
>>>> for instance github?
>>>> Could ports take PRs in the form of pull requests on github?
>>>> Wouldn't that just turn the number of updates into a few minor clicks?
>>>> (also wouldn't it make it easier for ports submitters)?
>>>> (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.)
>>> That would imho be a total disaster, as less and less people will really take
>>> care of reviewing the actual patch (lots of commits are already directly from Pr
>>> patches without applying some necessary diff for consistency, correctness, Q/A
>>> and cosmetic.)
>> You are not serious.
>> You are saying that because the process would be too streamlined that
>> quality would be impacted?
>> That is pretty entertaining.  I've seen such positions, but only at very
>> large and derpy companies coming from people invested in broken tooling.
> I m saying that such tools as they are, are giving awful result, if we are ever
> going to that can of direction, we will need to really take time to work on the
> workflow and the tools, to make sure this is done a proper way, and no githun is
> not doing such things a proper way, I did learn that the hardway with pkgng
> developememt which is on github, I do not use anymorr at all their web tools to
> do any merge.
>>> btw we already have tons of tools available to just merge patches directly from
>>> gnats.
>> Are any of these tools available on the other side?
>> Ie, for port submitters?
> yes porttools for example, or some scripts inside Tools/scripts
> regards,
> Bapt
Is there a primer on using these tools?

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