Subject: Re: upcoming anniversary
To: NetBSD/pkgsrc-users <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 04/30/2007 12:01:35
On Mon, 30 Apr 2007, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
> > 5) Patches frequently are FreeBSD specific so can't be committed as-is by
> > upstream official developers.
> Much better than nothing. I always get patches from Debian where they
> are often specific to Linux.
I think this is specific to your software. As I frequently find patches in
Debian that are also not found upstream (for one reason or another). Often
Debian packages become significant "forks".
> > 6) Patches seem to rarely be submitted upstream. A FreeBSD port may have
> > fixed a generic problem years ago but appear to never adequately share
> > their fix. (I have seen this several times over several years.)
> The same to pkgsrc. I'm upstream maintainer ;) Most bug reports and
> suggestions was obtained from Debian people, some from OpenBSD, nothing
> from pkgsrc.
Probably also specific to your software.
Sorry you were overlooked :) But since you are already here ... it is up
to you to submit pkgsrc patches for your own software :)
By the way, I have probably submitted a couple hundred patches from pkgsrc
upstream to various projects. Many are used but not all.
> If somebody from pkgsrc people invite upstream
> maintainers to builk builds mailing list, things will probably change
> soon. ;) Pkgsrc has a uniq position, it has access so many hardware
> platforms and operating systems... IMHO bulk builds from different
> computing environment is one of the strongest side of pkgsrc, at least
> for developers interesting in developing a portable software.
> Unfortunately only two systems use pkgsrc as an official
> packaging system. As a result support for Linux, FreeBSD and others
> are much worse than for NetBSD and DragonFlyBSD.
Thanks for your comments!
Jeremy C. Reed