The future of portmaster [and of ports-mgmt/synth]

Jim Ohlstein jim at
Fri Jun 2 10:24:14 UTC 2017

On Fri, 2017-06-02 at 06:10 -0400, Stari Karp wrote:
> Looks like the new portmaster is coming but what is about Synth? I am
> the user of Synth and I like to know what the FreeBSD leaders
> decided,
> please.

The "FreeBSD leaders," in their infinite wisdom, decided to can John
Marino. Synth development will likely go on, geared towards Dragonfly.
Whether it will support future FreeBSD ports enhancements is anyone's
guess. Whether gcc6-aux will ever be fixed for 12-CURRENT and 64 bit
inodes is also anyone's guess.

Sadly, it is/
was the best option for users looking to migrate to a "modern" tool for
whom poudriere was too much.

Jim Ohlstein
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