[mail/xmailbopx] Exactly what does "unmaintained" mean?

Kurt Jaeger lists at opsec.eu
Mon Mar 31 15:11:49 UTC 2014


> The port mail/xmailbox is set to be removed soon because it has been
> unmaintained since 2000. In this case, does "unmaintained" refer to just
> the FreeBSD port, or to the software itself?


> And in either case, is there anything that can be done to prevent removal?

Yes, apply to become maintainer. See below for details.

Please note that xmailbox uses imake, which is a very ancient way
to build a software that depends on X11. Because imake will probably
stop begin supported sometimes in the future, please consider
updating the software so that it builds without imake in the future.

To become maintainer, send a problem report (PR) using


and a diff which changes the MAINTAINER to your email.

--- Makefile.orig	2014-03-31 17:08:29.000000000 +0200
+++ Makefile	2014-03-31 17:09:02.000000000 +0200
@@ -8,11 +8,9 @@
 MASTER_SITE_SUBDIR=	applications
-MAINTAINER=		ports at FreeBSD.org
+MAINTAINER=		freebsd at skysmurf.nl
 COMMENT=	Mailbox checker with sound and animation for X Window System
-DEPRECATED=	Unmaintained since 2000
-EXPIRATION_DATE=	2014-04-11
 USES=		imake
 USE_XORG=	xaw
 MAN1=		xmailbox.1

pi at opsec.eu            +49 171 3101372                         6 years to go !

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