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Re: Proposed package removals after 2016Q4
On Dec 19, 4:25pm, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
} On Mon, Dec 19, 2016 at 09:19:05AM -0500, Greg Troxel wrote:
} > > [...]
} > > sysutils/xenkernel41
} > > sysutils/xenkernel45
} > > sysutils/xentools41
} > > sysutils/xentools45
} > I would like to see removal proposals explain why the packages should be
} > removeed, how this serves the balanced interest of users and maintainers
} > (including that maintainers are choosign to stop, which matters), and
} > what the effect would be on people. This is complicated enough that
} > each group probably deserves a separate thread.
} for Xen, the reason is: maintenance cost.
I'd like to point out that you're not the only person doing
maintenance on the Xen packages. I'm quite sure I've seen spz do
security updates. I imported at least two versions into pkgsrc.
Importing and maintaining the Xen packages is a group effort of
the heavy Xen users. Thus no one person should be able to make
Xen packages go away for the simple reason of "maintenance cost".
}-- End of excerpt from Manuel Bouyer
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