[mail/xmailbopx] Exactly what does "unmaintained" mean?
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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 @@
-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
pi at opsec.eu +49 171 3101372 6 years to go !
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