On Mon, Mar 26, 2007 at 04:55:56PM -0700, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> 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.

        Mm-k.  I'm guessing that gettext was a good example.  That was
        one thing tht urged me on with being such a fanatic about keeping
        _everything_ current.    Over the years of doing mostly OS 
        version upgrades I got lazy.   Things are really ok now...  There
        really are some bad jerks out there, but I'm locked down preet
        tight.  (Maybe it's time to relax a wee bit:)

> >        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
> >     fix.
> 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.

        Good point.


> >     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.
> >
> >     gary
> >
> >     ....Still trying to learn French :-)
> "Donnez-moi tout mais le temps..."  -- Napoleon
> -- 
> -Chuck

  Gary Kline  [EMAIL PROTECTED]   www.thought.org  Public Service Unix

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