Subject: Re: CVS commit: src/libexec/httpd
To: Mindaugas R. <rmind@NetBSD.org>
From: Juan RP <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 10/16/2007 23:07:02
On Tue, 16 Oct 2007 23:52:59 +0300
"Mindaugas R." <rmind@NetBSD.org> wrote:
> Bill Stouder-Studenmund <email@example.com> wrote:
> > 1) Reduce duplication. By having it in base, we reduce patch
> > maintenance duplication and other bits of code maintenance. We reduce
> > the effort to make it cross-compile since it is part of base.
> Reduce patch maintenance? I guess more for Wasabi than other developers :)
> > 2) Provide something out of the box that a number of folks want.
> - Keeping in mind the emails on the mailing-lists, I doubt;
> - I do not think that many users in our community are interested on this;
> - User should decide what software he wants to use;
> > > I do not think it is a good way to import such applications into the
> > > base source tree, at least while there is no appropriate support for
> > > syspkgs.
> > Why? I agree we don't want to put everything in base. But on a
> > case-by-case basis, I think it's fine if not appropriate to put stuff
> > in base. This seems like a good fit for base.
> - This software is not NetBSD-specific, that is, it does not need some
> services of our kernel;
> - I think a better abstraction is to separate third party applications,
> and provide packages. Putting the software into the source base requires
> additional maintaining, not vice-versa;
> - Again, as a user I wont have a software in the base which perhaps never
> ever going to use;
100% agreed with Mindaugas.
bozohttpd is good for pkgsrc not for base, IMHO :-)
Juan Romero Pardines - The NetBSD Project
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