Subject: Re: [HEADS UP] Platform support
To: None <>
From: Jonathan Perkin <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/21/2007 18:40:59
* On 2007-07-21 at 18:34 UTC, Jan Schaumann wrote:

> The platform not being labeled as "supported" will not have any effect
> on the packages continuing to build if they did and failing to build if
> they didn't.
> I see the label "supported" as meaning "people are actually working on
> these on a regular basis".  If your platform is not listed here, then
> you still may have a fantastic experience using pkgsrc.

Therefore, in light of this, I have to ask the question - what on earth
is the point of this "supported" label, if at the end of the day it's
ultimately a pointless and meaningless one at best, and confusing and
misleading at worst (when a "supported" platform actually builds less
packages than one which isn't)?

Where's the benefit?  Where's the net gain for pkgsrc?

Jonathan Perkin                                     The NetBSD Project