sharing code between the various *BSDs

Alexander Best alexbestms at
Thu Jun 24 19:37:39 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jun 22, 2010 at 12:13 AM, Chris Rees <utisoft at> wrote:
> Politics...

too bad politics get in the way of progress. :(

> Sorry for top-posting, Android won't let me quote. There's a bug report on
> it!
> On 21 Jun 2010 23:12, "Alexander Best" <alexbestms at> wrote:
> hi there,
> i can't remember where i read this the other day, but i found this to
> be a great idea. basically the idea was to have one code pool which
> all the *bsd flavours share and also to which every *bsd committer has
> access and can make changes. especially code in /bin, /sbin, usr/bin,
> /usr/sbin or /usr/share (probably other places too) would benefit from
> this a lot. right now most of the work that gets done in one of these
> places by lets say dragonfly won't make it into freebsd or netbsd for
> a long time. or what's even worse: sometimes people document problems
> or bugs which have already been fixed in some other *bsd. if somebody
> fixes the problem that's just wasted time because it's been done
> beforehand.
> would this be even possible or not at all?
> --
> Alexander Best
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