requesting 'QA' assistance

Ion-Mihai Tetcu itetcu at
Tue Apr 8 22:04:09 UTC 2008

On Tue, 8 Apr 2008 15:42:02 -0400
Bill Moran <wmoran at> wrote:

> In response to "Jim Stapleton" <stapleton.41 at>:
> > I have something I'd like to add to ports eventually, but it isn't
> > read yet. I was wondering what the preferred method of requesting
> > users take a peek at it and tell me what they think/want.
> > 
> > The actual software would go under ports-mgmt, and has the main
> > functionality intended. The actuall set of programs is called 'virtual
> > ports', and it allows a keyword and virtual directory indexing of the
> > ports tree. The goal is to allow people to play around with different
> > designs of the ports tree without having to change the system ports
> > tree - preventing breakage in programs, and giving both the users and
> > maintainers of the ports tree more flexibility in organization.
> > 
> > Should I post the tbz file on my web server, and post a link on a
> > mailing list, or post the copied/pasted shar to the mailing list
> > (466kb, so I'm guessing /no/ to that one).
> > 
> > Should I post here or to -ports?
> My opinion would be make a .tgz of the port directory and put it on
> a web/ftp server somewhere, then post a link to the ports mailing list
> asking folks to look at it and provide feedback.
> Yes, a 466K shar file posted to the mailing list is going to tick a lot
> of people off ;)

.shar, .shar.gz, .tgz - whatever, put it somewhere and post a link to
it on ports@ which is the best place for it.

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