On Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:09:30 +0000, "Poul-Henning Kamp" <p...@phk.freebsd.dk> wrote: > As far as I know, nobody is taking the source code or the Makefiles > away, so if somebody doesn't like the system being distributed with > pkg, they can very well roll their own. > > It's nice to see the level of enthusiasm the FreeBSD project can > muster, I just wish it wasn't always enthusiasm for stopping progress.
Your statement, at least as pertaining to this particular exchange, is unfair by any criteria. I dont think anybody in their right mind would oppose the base packaging project, all I seen where concerns regarding the pkg maturity, and how it handles the sheer number of resulting packages. which, if you think a bit, are legitimate concerns, whatever you agree with this stance or not. Yes, it is high time for progress. It is high time that FreeBSD foundation uses a more sizable chunk of the donations it receives to pay for projects bringing progress in FreeBSD.Maybe it is also high time that companies which make millions using BSD OSes (like Juniper) would give something substantial back. Speaking of progress, somebody should take a look at the autoexec.bat system called rc, and pay (foundation money) to have it rewritten in a modern form , which allows service sane service management and a modern fault reporting interface. Have the FreeBSD foundation pay to port those from Solaris. Also, while here, take a good look at the base system , and use same foundation money to ensure you expose in libraries all critical interfaces to the OS. Next, get a decent IPC system (there is already code there for this in the form of Mach ports in NextBSD. Yeah, FreeBSD needs a better way to do IPC that posix and plain unix domain sockets. Code is speaking lauder than words, so please, use the opportunity created by Hubbard and his NextBSD to get a much needed IPC system in FreeBSD. To be fair, it is needed for progress. Lastly, look in a more timely manner to the summer of code projects which might have produced some useful code. Year after year you hear about new GsoC projects, then nothing. I find it hard to bleive that none of those actually produced any useful code. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list https://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"