ACTION REQUIRED - Unstaged Ports being DEPRECATED on June 31st.

John Marino at
Mon May 12 08:20:47 UTC 2014

On 5/12/2014 10:01, Dominic Fandrey wrote:
> On 10/05/2014 17:33, Bryan Drewery wrote:
>> You are receiving this mail as it affects FreeBSD ports that you maintain.
>> In September 2013, the Ports framework learned how to Stage ports.
>> On June 31st, all unstaged ports will be marked DEPRECATED and have
>> their MAINTAINER reset.
>> On August 31st, all unstaged ports will be removed from the ports tree.
> That's hardly fair with maintainer-updates not being committed for months.

I would have thought it to be obvious, but ports with valid and
applicable PRs are excluded.  No unstaged port with a pending PR to
stage it is going to be removed, the PR will get processed instead.

> I usually stop updating my ports when that happens and resume my
> activity when my confidence that stuff has a chance of being committed
> is restored. I.e. when all my old updates have been committed.

I commit PR patches that are 6 to 18 months old fairly frequently.
There is obviously a huge backlog but many PRs are processed daily.  The
PRs that aren't getting processed quickly are "[NEW PORT]" PRs (and
apparently anything mentioning fuse-fs for some reason).  A staging PR
is going to jump the line; it has a higher priority.

Why would you even entertain the idea that a staging PR will fall
between the cracks?


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