Trouble with DPorts (based on freebsd-ports)
karu.pruun at gmail.com
Wed Feb 15 06:11:35 PST 2017
Thanks for the heads up!
When things are stable again and the 4.8 release is out I wonder what needs
to be done to make Wayland work with hw acceleration. I haven't tried it
but FreeBSD with linuxkpi 4.7 or higher claims to have achieved this. It'd
be great to be able to run sway (http://swaywm.org/) or possibly another
window manager on DragonFly.
On Wed, Feb 15, 2017 at 1:34 AM, John Marino <dragonflybsd at marino.st> wrote:
> On 2/14/2017 16:17, Rimvydas Jasinskas wrote:
>> Luckily this update has not hit us unprepared and by pure luck we had
>> to delay the DragonFly BSD v4.8 final release tag due to few last
>> minute bugs noticed in VM subsystem. So at least we have not branched
>> out new release before the recent unexpected freebsd-ports changes.
>> To make things worse one of major contributors was just suspended
>> literally the day before ports changes were introduced. We still not
>> sure about the details, just hope this was not a permanent ban from
>> FreeBSD-ports and he will still be able to contribute for both open
>> source projects.
>> I could not find any indication of him going turbo by committing
>> changes without port maintainer approval (he reported to port
>> maintainers as per rules, patched only the ones that that have no
>> maintainer assigned) or harming ports in any way. So far it is unclear
>> why so suddenly his ports commit rights were taken without giving any
>> specific reason why.
> It sounds like zrj took this a lot harder than I did. :)
> A) I confirm that I did not "Go Turbo" (love the reference)
> B) I confirm that there is no recent incident that I'm aware of. I was
> surprised too.
> In the short term, there's no reason for alarm. The DPorts tree will
> start to diverge from FreeBSD ports (mainly we have fixes we don't give
> back to them) but life continues. We can still update our dports tree as
> soon as the xorg stuff is sorted out.
> As far as I know, the current tree is in good shape and we're okay.
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