The ports collection has some serious issues
marquis at roble.com
Fri Dec 16 16:09:02 UTC 2016
> It is just semantics.
That may be but as illustrated in this thread people maintain
unreasonable expectations of portmaster which they often blame on the
> I never understood why people went ape-**** over it, unless they don't
> understand what "deprecated without expiration" actually means.
Perhaps then this is the crux of the issue. From my experience
"deprecated" means only that something will not appear in a future
version of the OS. It implies nothing about the suitability of the
software itself. "deprecated without expiration" is a contradiction.
> If Torsten drops maintainership then some sort of "strong" warning should
> come with that drop. I would be satisfied with adding a descriptive
> DEPRECATED message myself.
TZ or no TZ we should drop the deprecation notice until it has an
expiration date and clarify the warning terms (ASAP). At least that
way, when a thread like this comes up in the future, the only response
needed would be a pointer to the install message.
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