gnome@ is swamped in @freebsd robot noise, deterring human activity.
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at berklix.com
Thu Jun 18 13:53:04 UTC 2015
"Julian H. Stacey" wrote:
> > From: Ben Woods <woodsb02 at gmail.com>
> > Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 06:33:49 +0800
> > To: FreeBSD ports <freebsd-ports at freebsd.org>, freebsd-gnome at freebsd.org
> > Subject: Update editors/abiword
> > The maintainer timeout has long since passed, and I have not been able to
> > get any feedback from freebsd-gnome at .
> gnome at freebsd feedback is unlikely, it's dieing from @freebsd robot noise !
> robots are:
> linimon (aka broken ports robot)
> real mails from humans are rare! 2 in May, 5 in June so far. + spam.
> Compare traffic with 10 years back:
> Lots of humans used gnome@ to co-operate back then.
> Robot owners should reduce frequency of robot excretions,
> which swamp gnome@, contravening list definition:
> This is a forum for discussions related to bring the GNOME
> environment to FreeBSD.
Some ports Makefiles could have an optional variable defined in bsd.port.mk
Alternate # 1:
[unset] or "" or "person"
Default (as before):
MAINTAINER is an individual also willing to
receive robot detections of problems.
MAINTAINER is a mail list address [with many ports].
Robots should not flood human discussion forum,
detering list membership.
Alternate # 2:
mail at address
For robots to write to instead of spamming MAINTAINER list.
(Also individuals to support robots, one per port,
without spamming everyone in a list for every port in group).
Prevent robot spamming MAINTAINER list.
(null could be a switch, or crontab truncated mail box)
Alternate # 3 (expansion of #2)
MAINTAINER_FOR_BROKEN (automatic reports from linimon@ )
All default to unset. If set could be one per robot,
email addresses to write, with the the option of "null"
I ask portmgr at FreeBSD.org to consider which might be best ? I suggest # 2.
Julian Stacey, BSD Linux Unix C Sys Eng Consultant Munich http://berklix.com
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