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

Torsten Zuehlsdorff tz at
Fri Jun 2 11:31:24 UTC 2017

On 02.06.2017 12:24, Jim Ohlstein wrote:
> 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. 

While i can follow the critique i want to say: out of experience in 
various communities - online and offline: if one project is centered 
around one single person it will fail. Its just a matter of time and 
exceptions are rarely.

If someone likes synth please support it. Programming is just one single 
part needed to keep a project alive, even a programming-project. If you 
feel you are not a programmer, but for example a manager, manage to ask 
people for support, for feedback, for programming, etc.


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