security/tor-devel and Maintainer Timeout
freebsdml at marino.st
Thu May 26 06:01:08 UTC 2016
> > I have posted patches for updated versions of security/tor-devel, but
> > the maintainer,bf at freebsd.org
> <https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-ports> does not seem to be looking at the
> > Bugzilla requests, nor are the ports being updated.
> > A URL:https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=208594
> I'll have a look at it in the next few days. Sorry for the delay.
> pi at opsec.eu <https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-ports> +49 171 3101372 4 years to go !
That doesn't address the core issue though.
As long as I have been an active committer, this has been the situation
with bf@ and his ports. I think one can make a good argument that many
of the ports for which he is listed as maintainer have suffered by this
and would have been better off to be "unmaintained" and the more useful
one would have been adopted anyway.
Life happens. bf@ used to be very active but he hasn't been in years,
and frankly I think he should consider releasing all his ports. He can
still commit to the ports tree, but just without the obligation (and the
point is that he's not meeting those obligations). Port manager should
approach bf@ about this because in my humble opinion, the situation has
been not good for years now.
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