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Re: Proposed package removals after 2016Q4

On 2016-12-20 10:18 AM, Greg Troxel wrote:

This is a good point.  Demoting packages to wip serves the goal of
reducing maintenance/bulk-build burden in pkgsrc proper, and makes them
semi-available to people that care.

I disagree but not strenuously. WIP is such a muddle already that adding more just makes it worse. The way I see it WIP has a few problems.

1. No further subdivisions so everything is thrown into the same pot. I understand that subdivisions are not possible if it is going to work within the pkgsrc framework. 2. No regular culling. Once a package moves into the pkgsrc tree it should probably be removed from WIP. I'm not even sure how easy it would be to identify them at this point.

Adding more packages that are never going to be moved back into the main tree seems to be exacerbating the problems.

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <> IM:darcy%Vex.Net@localhost

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