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Re: How useful is the "mbone" category?
Benny Siegert <bsiegert%gmail.com@localhost> writes:
> I have always wondered about the stuff in the "mbone" category in
> pkgsrc. mbone as a whole seems super crufty, and I would be surprised
> if anyone used anything from there at all. Or am I missing something?
> If not, I'd propose to delete everything under mbone/.
mbone really means "things that work with IP multicast"; the mbone as a
network is long gone.
I am not comfortable with whole-category deletion proposals. Our normal
standards are that a package is unmaintained, not useful, and has no
users, more or less. It seems unlikely that every single package meets
For grins I am building vat, which I remember using on the mbone (!).
The other question is how much trouble they are causing. Judging from
list traffic, I'd say zero.
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