Subject: Re: Rampantly unofficial bootstrap kits
To: None <,>
From: Mike M. Volokhov <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/14/2004 10:15:22
On Tue, 13 Jan 2004 18:51:10 +0100
Lubomir Sedlacik <> wrote:

> hi,
> On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 06:30:01PM +0200, Mike M. Volokhov wrote:
> > That all reminded me about pkgsrc-wip bulk builds. Some time ago I've
> > tried to do "cd wip && make readme", but it was stopped about ten
> > times, and even more may not built. These points to low quality of
> > packages (strictly say, many packages by nature are work-in-progress).
> > 
> > So, it would be great to do a periodical passes trough some
> > stabilization period of pkgsrc-wip.
> "stabilization period of work in progress" sounds like oxymoron to me.
> besides, what would be the point?
> regards,

WIP developers often put new and new packages instead of working on already
existent. Of course, we can avoid the mentioned "stabilization period" by
noting that packages should be expanded in quality way instead of quantity.
Is it not better to use one package, but well tested, rather than have a
many packages, but unable to use anyone?

Kind regards,