Status of synth following expulsion of John Marino?

Matthieu Volat mazhe at
Wed Feb 15 11:11:52 UTC 2017

On Wed, 15 Feb 2017 09:26:18 +0000
"Thomas Mueller" <mueller6722 at> wrote:

> Expulsion of John Marino was a shocker to me, caught me by surprise.
> Now my question is what is the status of synth?
> Should I switch from portmaster to synth?
> If synth is deprecated or dropped, after I switch from portmaster to synth, then I have to switch back, and this would be a monster mess of extra work.
> Not to be inflammatory here, just want to know where I/we stand and don't want to go too far off course updating my ports.
> Tom

To my knowledge (ie reading freebsd-ports@), portmaster is not deprecated and you are not forced to switch unless you want to use different functionnality only provided by other tools...

-- Matthieu Volat <mazhe at>
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