Tim Daneliuk wrote:
Is there some regular interval at which new ports are processed by the FreeBSD team? I submitted a port (for a very minor utility) 3/20/2008 but it is still not in the tree. I'm not complaining in the slightest - the folks who do this work are volunteering their time, and I get/respect that. I'm just curious if there is some window you have to hit to get stuff in.Just curious, not beefin',
There's no particular schedule for bringing in new ports -- it's all just part of the same flow of updates, patches etc. etc. If your submission is still languishing unattended after about 3 weeks, then it has probably been overlooked, and it would not be amiss to senda follow-up asking if there's a problem. Most ports PRs are dealt with considerably faster than that, although the initial import of a new port
does take longer than a routine update to an existing port. One important general point is that any one sending in PRs should supply a working e-mail address in what they send -- if a port maintainer needs to ask a question or for some other form of feedback, and their e-mail to the PR originator bounces, then that PR is simply not going to getprocessed.
Cheers, Matthew -- Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 7 Priory Courtyard Flat 3 PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Ramsgate Kent, CT11 9PW
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