Subject: Re: packages categories feedback
To: None <>
From: Hugo Rivera <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/03/2006 08:26:07
 --- "Julio M. Merino Vidal" <>

> On 11/2/06, Hugo Rivera <> wrote:
> > Hi:
> > A few days ago I wrote a mail suggesting the
> creation
> > of a new "science" category in pkgsrc and I
> haven't
> > got a feedback of any kind (besides one from
> Raphael
> > Langerhorst who feels the same about adding this
> new
> > category) neither rejecting the idea nor accepting
> it.
> > Maybe it's too early to expect a response or I'm
> just
> > been ignored (I hope it isn't the later) but I
> would
> > like to hear some feedback from a pkgsrc developer
> > (negative or positive).
> This does not go to specifically you, but as I've
> already seen it
> several times, I'd like to state the following.  If
> you do not receive
> any response to a mail (specially just after few
> days), it does not
> mean you are being ignored.  Many of us read all the
> mails, but there
> is no-one who _must_ reply to them (it's different
> on other more
> organized lists such as, e.g. www@, where there is a
> person
> responsible for responding to mails).  I'm not
> saying that this is a
> good thing or not, just how things are :-/
It wasn't my intetion to get an inmediate answer, but
I'm just not too familiar on how things work inside

> If nobody objects to a proposal, your best bet is to
> send a PR with a
> detailed description of it to ensure it's not
> forgotten.  Then, even
> if it is not dealt with immediately, it'll
> eventually require some
> attention.
> Anyway, to answer your question.  There was recently
> a proposal to
> create a 'scm' category and several people objected
> to it because of
> how painful is to deal with package moves.
ok, I did not know that.

>  Search
> the archives for
> the discussion.  (Personally I believe that the
> categories in pkgsrc
> are simply flawed and must go away... but possibly
> that is just me.)

thanks a lot for your feedback!!



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