What is the problem with ports PR reaction delays?

Yuri yuri at rawbw.com
Sat Jan 25 23:41:55 UTC 2014

On 01/25/2014 14:44, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> The key seems to be that no one has time to do the stuff they really want
> to do (get new ports into the system)... to that end automating everything
> that can be automated is sure help free up comitter time so they can look
> at what is interesting

Yes. I just can't imagine any generic port tests that can't be automated 
and coded into the script once and for good.
Ideal system should be like github with the added automated testing 
between pull request submission and merge. It should either fail and 
notify the submitter, or succeed and notify the committers.

Today all committers do for ports is running some generic tests by hand, 
like 'lint' with various flags. Install/uninstall/etc. No wonder this 
isn't very a rewarding activity, and committers probably perceive it as 
a necessary evil. The way how it is, it causes a waste of their time.


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