Contributed by maxime on from the one-girl-in-every-port dept.
On the 1st of August, Marc Espie (espie@) announced on the ports@ mailing list that the ports tree has been locked, meaning that users are welcome to test and report bugs. Please read on for Marc's message:
From: Marc Espie
To: email@example.com Subject: ports lock Date: Sun, 1 Aug 2010 19:28:28 +0200 We're moving towards lock. I assume Naddy will back me up on this. No new ports. Only updates that fix things (if minitube/youtube-dl are not yet in, they should be). Eric tells me the py* updates will unbreak some architectures. mplayer's ogg/ogm is apparently broken. Please fix this, and this only. No need for a brand new mplayer that will break things.
Marc also posted a message on the same list to explain what fixes may or may not be commited, and what users need to do if they are willing to help:
Commit after approval by espie@, naddy@, sthen@ Try to filter stuff so that we don't have to reject everything. What is appropriate ? - actual fixes that fix actual problems - compilation fixes for specific architectures - license issue fixes (those are ALWAYS appropriate) - careful WANTLIB fixes (missing WANTLIB that need to be there) - update fixes (missed @pkgpath and whatnot). If you really want to help: - complete patches are a plus (especially, not just the patch, but also needed infrastructure changes such as REVISION bumps). - don't assume "we know". Explain what the patch does, why it's needed, etc.
So, people wanting to help are invited to test as much as ports they can, and to report any bug they might find on the ports@ mailing list. As always, patches are more than welcome.
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