On May 9, 2015, at 8:05 AM, Pedro Giffuni <p...@freebsd.org> wrote: > We do that with GNU code anyways. The latest (GPLv3) version > of RCS has already diverged and is incompatible for some third > party software so we basically ran out of support from upstream. > OpenRCS has it's own share of problems but generally we can work > with the OpenBSD maintainers to get things to improve.
But really, how often does the RCS code change? This is a piece of software you get running once, and then leave alone. The last thing we want is for it to start growing "features" :-P There seems to be an ever-increasing paranoia about adopting code in the base. Are we going to end up at the point where /usr/src/ is nothing but a bunch of Makefiles with VPATH pointed at /usr/src/contrib? I get it for large outside components that are moving targets (e.g. llvm). But RCS? I think the paranoia might be a bit overdone in this case. --lyndon
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