On Mar 26, 2007, at 4:40 PM, Gary Kline wrote:

        Hi Folks,

        Last night it struck me that one reason I constantly find new
        ports to upgrade is that with ~17K ports, if you're running one
        of the more common desktop managers and several popular apps,
        there are going to be at least a dozen minor tweaks every day.

Possibly, for a very busy program with multiple authors actively making changes. Normally, projects accumulate such changes and only release point version updates perhaps every month or so, and most have updates available much less often than that.

        E.g.:going from foo-1.6.7_2  to foo-1.6.7_3.

Portrevision bumps commonly happen when an underlying dependency changes; you generally don't get any changes to foo itself, unless the program version itself changes.

        I used to run
        port[upgrade|manager] twice/week.  Was swamped; recently,
        upgrading things daily.   Since a lot of the wm ports take
        > 24 hours to build/re-build, I'm pretty much wedged.   Thus
        this suggestion  (for all port/package upgrade suites):
        have a flag, say 'u' for "urgent" when *foo*" goes from
        foo-1.6.7 to -1.6.8  or else when/if foo makes a critical

There's an easier way: you can probably wait to rebuild ports until you see something listed in portaudit's output, or you know you want to update something being actively used to a specific known version that you need.

        I Would've loved to have joined into the Coding ``love-in''
        this coming summer,  but my shoulder said,  "ARE YOU AN IDIOT!"
        so not now.   Besides, other tasks await.

        Flames to /dev/null,guys; rational responses see-vous-play.


        ....Still trying to learn French :-)

"Donnez-moi tout mais le temps..."  -- Napoleon


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