Compatability with FreeBSD Ports
Justin C. Sherrill
justin at shiningsilence.com
Fri Aug 12 20:31:53 PDT 2005
On Fri, August 12, 2005 10:49 pm, Chris Pressey said:
> If lots of users use Foo, then lots of patches to get Foo working will
> come in, and Foo will be well-maintained. If no users use Bar, then no
> patches for Bar will come in, and Bar will rot. Problem solved - the
> packages that are well-maintained are exactly the ones that are in
> demand. What need is there for a list? How is it not just another,
> unnecessary level of organization on top of something that already
> organizes itself automatically?
We can, given our currently smaller user base, end up in a scenario where
we have a number of users for a given package Foo, but nobody with the
time or skill to fix.
I think Hiten's looking to distribute our relatively limited resources
where they would do the most good. A voting system will skew away from
reality, I daresay, and requires more work. However, if we could track,
say, package download quantity (from fireflybsd.com, if that's where
pkgsrc binary builds end up), that would give us a good estimate, without
having to put much effort into it.
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