Contributed by pitrh on from the port the goulasch, puffy dept.
6 years after my last visit to Budapest.. it's been a while, but the basics of a port hackathon there didn't change:
Peter's Apartment (now apparently Victor Hotel) is still as funky, and gets unjustified bad ratings on tripadvisor Hungarian is still a funny language Money still feels like monopoly (300HUF = 1EUR, and when you get 30kHUF you get 30x1000HUF bills..) Szechenyi Baths are still as awesome The restaurants still serve plenty of goose liver and duck breasts, with good wine or beer of course The hackroom in the basement, with beamer and music all day long is still as gloomy
For once, i think it's been the only time i removed more stuff from the ports-tree rather than adding new ports.. in total, i removed something like 80 ports, most of them being the EOL'ed drupal6 port, and some dead upstream xfce bits... i alsoremoved the sexy from OpenBSD, a sad sad day that was celebrated with palinka. But that leaves room for new stuff!
In the first two days, i managed to deal with most of the easy and pending updates that i had worked on in advance (some geo stuff, mapserver, qgis, postgis, pgrouting, merkaartor, gdal...) and spent a bunch of time on Xfce itself, releasing (as the de-facto upstream) some Gtk3-ported panel plugins, and updating some of the Xfce ports to the Gtk3 version - work is ongoing upstream, and that looks promising!
While in Xfce, i removed the use of gettext MODULE and took the opportunity to fix some WANTLIB - havent spent time polishing those ports in a while... since nowadays i spend more time coding on Xfce itself
Found finally some time again to review properly the pending port for Tor Browser, even if i don't like the way it is developed (600+ patches against upstream firefox-esr !? even if relationship is improving..) nor will endorse its use, i feel that the time that was spent on porting it and updating it and maintaining it shouldn't be lost, and it should get commited - there are only some portswise minor tweaks to fix. Had a bit of discussions about that with other porters...
After that, two big items on my list: update (and drop MAINTAINERship, any takers?) mail/sympa and mail/archiveopteryx - the latter being an interesting POP/IMAP server using PostgreSQL as its storage engine for mail, interesting idea but not that much alive it seems - sympa is alive and kicking, and it was almost a breeze to update it!
The last big item was trying to have firefox-sync server code running again on OpenBSD, using the sync 1.5 API - this time not as a port (way too much stuff) but as an ansible playbook, but after two days trying to figure out where the maze ended, i left that aside. You have to realize that if you want to run your own full sync server (because selfhosting your bookmark/passwords feels important...), you need a python daemon (which comes from the old sync 1.1 server and takes care of storage, cf https://docs.services.mozilla.com/howtos/run-sync-1.5.html) and 5 or 6 node.js daemons for the 'firefox account daemon' handling database, authentication, webpage content, profile, oauth... the maze, cf https://docs.services.mozilla.com/howtos/run-fxa.html#howto-run-fxa. It's probably doable, but as a one-shot only, given that it's underdocumented, and what you find on the interwebs are either docker scripts (ugh, cf https://github.com/michielbdejong/fxa-self-hosting) or stuff meant for localhost/development only and looking targeted at linux (cf https://github.com/mozilla/fxa-local-dev) - globally, that wasnt two lost days as i learnt a lot about node.js and ansible npm and pip modules
Thanks again robert@ and the foundation for an ass-kicking hackathon, and i hope to come again next year to lovely Budapest!
Thanks for the report and all the hard work, Landry!
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