Subject: Re: From PR to pkgsrc
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Chris Wareham <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 12/30/2004 13:29:17
Todd Vierling wrote:
> That's not it.  When in pkgsrc-wip, several folks can arbitrarily look at
> the package (be them developers or not!) and fiddle with it in situ.
> You *can't do that* with a PR.

Just to add my own experiences here.

I submitted a new package as a PR many weeks ago, and it has languished
in the GNATS database without any action being taken. That's not
something I'm suprised about, as I appreciate that developer time is
limited and the package is only of interest to a few people. When this
current thread appeared on the mailing list, I took note of the comments
about submitting new packages to pkgsrc-wip. I mailed my submission to
the pkgsrc-wip list, and within an hour I had the necessary privileges
and added the package to CVS.

Even if the package never hits the main pkgsrc tree, it is in a
convenient location where others can use it - even myself if I need to
do a clean install. It's also given me the encouragement to add some
more packages to pkgsrc-wip. (Perhaps I'll even update my out of date
Hydrogen one ...)