On 19.04.2016 19:36, Alfred Perlstein wrote: > Why is this even happening in email? If folks want "the right solution" > then why aren't they submitting patches or pull requests to the pkg repo > (or where ever this is stored?). This seems counter-intuitive, but > really actually should be how it works. Ops should send patches with non-trivial code? Please, keep it in mind: here are thousands of SYSTEM ADMINISTRATORS / OPS (not fancy and trendy DevOps), who will use (and praise or suffer) new packaged system. Many of them understand, what is good and what is bad for them, but they CAN NOT and SHOULD NOT code in C and "submit patches".
Now your, effectively, say "we are interested only in opinions of developers, not end-users". It is wtong-wrong-wrong. It is what Slawa try to tell: not developers will support thousands of servers which will have 755 packages only for base system, but admins and ops, and they have OTHER priorities over developers. And, of course, most of them could not send high-quality patches to such complex pieces of software as pkg or FreeBSD build system. -- // Lev Serebryakov
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