kline at tao.thought.org
Mon Mar 26 23:40:00 UTC 2007
Last night it struck me that one reason I constantly find new
ports to upgrade is that with ~17K ports, if you're running one
of the more common desktop managers and several popular apps,
there are going to be at least a dozen minor tweaks every day.
E.g.:going from foo-1.6.7_2 to foo-1.6.7_3. I used to run
port[upgrade|manager] twice/week. Was swamped; recently,
upgrading things daily. Since a lot of the wm ports take
> 24 hours to build/re-build, I'm pretty much wedged. Thus
this suggestion (for all port/package upgrade suites):
have a flag, say 'u' for "urgent" when *foo*" goes from
foo-1.6.7 to -1.6.8 or else when/if foo makes a critical
I Would've loved to have joined into the Coding ``love-in''
this coming summer, but my shoulder said, "ARE YOU AN IDIOT!"
so not now. Besides, other tasks await.
Flames to /dev/null,guys; rational responses see-vous-play.
....Still trying to learn French :-)
PS: I hopefully will be upgrading//getting a faster used server
to replace TAO. Even if that resolves part of my upgrade
problem, I think we can do lots better with maintaining
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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