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Re: CVS commit: pkgsrc/devel/cmph

On 10/13/2012 03:44, David Holland wrote:
On Fri, Oct 12, 2012 at 09:33:47PM +0200, John Marino wrote:
  >  If the package has bugs in it, kill the package.  I have
  >  no patience for a bad product, and I'm expecting the code to be
  >  released bug-free and to be future-proof.  If that can't be
  >  delivered, it's subpar and worthy of getting cut out.

I find it hard to believe you can patch as many packages as you have
and still entertain this notion. :(

Adding patches to make it build on platforms that the authors never intended to support is one thing. Fixing actual bugs present on all platforms is quite another. I've been pretty consistent in pointing out garbage s/w that I feel doesn't deserve a spot in pkgsrc, and this is often due to bugs. Make that triple if the upstream abandoned it, indicating how little even they think of it.

Constantly making suggestions doesn't really get me anywhere, though. I'm going to try to suppress any new urges to suggest changes in process or policy. Its seems like it's painting me as the productive-but-troublesome new guy and all I'm trying to do is make pkgsrc better on all platforms. Yes, even with packages that I have no interest in.

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