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Re: Objections to converting bsd-family-tree to a dot file

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 9:15 PM, Eitan Adler <> wrote:
Hi all,

I've been attempting to maintain bsd-family-tree (available as
share/misc/bsd-family-tree) as a plain text file across 3 different
operating systems: NetBSD, DragonFly, and FreeBSD.

It has to be maintained by hand, and can't be parsed to do anything
more useful (like turn it into an image). In addition, formatting
differences between the different projects have led to minor
differenes that are difficult to merge.

I'd like to turn this into into a dot file
( which
is a more natural format for a graph.

Any objections? It isn't used for much beyond documentation so
changing the format isn't expected to cause any negative effects.

Show Me The Money!

That is, show me how it will be rendered in the new format and we can talk. A dot format would definitely be useful in addition to what we have now (which includes release dates with useful sources). My concern is that it will render a useless hodgepodge that obscures the main narrative.


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