No reaction - what can I do?

Julian H. Stacey jhs at
Mon Feb 6 11:40:31 UTC 2017

Hi, Reference:
> From:		Kurt Jaeger <lists at>
> Date:		Mon, 6 Feb 2017 11:55:39 +0100

Kurt Jaeger wrote:
> Hi!
> > > Is it normal that maintainers / committer will not respond?
> [...]
> >
> >   "The time limit for a maintainer to respond to a PR is two weeks.
> >   After that period, ....."
> The problem in this case is that nobody suggested a solution, so
> what does the timeout help ?

Purpose of Timeouts is to remove a Maintainer that is not responding
&/or maintaining. Timeout works in my experience, eg I've both been
removed from port[s] when not having time to respond & maintain, &
on other ports after MAINTAINER= was zeroed out, I've been invited
to become Maintainer, which put pressure on me spend more time
researching & finding a solution. Zeroing out a Maintainer invites
entire ports user base to volunteer for that port, & saves a
Maintainer being further pestered for something they simply have
no further time to maintain, & saves Ports Mgr & users writing enquiries
for all eternity.

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Julian Stacey, BSD Linux Unix Sys Eng Consultant Munich
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