Subject: Re: From PR to pkgsrc
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/24/2004 22:51:08
On Sat, 25 Dec 2004, Julio M. Merino Vidal wrote:

> > No, thanks, but I really do not have the time to get involved with
> > pkgsrc-wip.  It's not something I could integrate into my production
> > environment, and it's only useful from my perspective for new package
> > submissions.

[Since I forgot to respond to this part earlier in the week....]

It's actually quite useful for more than just new submissions.  No, it
doesn't work for mk/ changes, but it can be used even just for updating an
existing non-wip package when the update requires nontrivial effort.  It's
also a great way to have a real CVS repository to track a package not yet in
main pkgsrc, and to get more users to play with the package.

> >  Why would I go to all that effort when I can far more
> > easily just shar up my new submissions and load into send-pr without any
> > additional effort?
> Because it will be easier for _other_ people to review and improve the
> package.

Exactly.  Or to put it another, simpler way:  "WE DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES
TO REVIEW EVERYTHING VIA SEND-PR" (geesh, I sound like a broken record)....

That "additional effort" of which Greg is fearful is far smaller than he
thinks it is.  It's almost like reverse FUD.  It's fear of what the rest of
us know to be trivial at worst.

I mean, really, if Greg wants to contribute, that's great, but if we can't
get the time to review it all, the elided "additional effort" basically
renders his contributions ultimately moot.

-- Todd Vierling <> <>