polling opinions: how much QT3/KDE3.5 to preserve in dports this July?

Justin Sherrill justin at shiningsilence.com
Thu Jun 27 18:09:00 PDT 2013

On Thu, Jun 27, 2013 at 8:48 AM, John Marino <dragonflybsd at marino.st> wrote:

> Frankly, based on the amount of work it will cost us (and by us, I'm been
> 95%+ will fall to me), I am now recommending that we just cut KDE3 and all
> the QT33 ports when FreeBSD does it.  It's a shame because it cost a lot of
> work to get them building, but I don't want to waste any more resources on
> this to conserve what was already spent.

Delete with abandon!  If you're going to end up maintaining it
(likely), and you really don't want to do it (sounds likely), don't.
The amount of time you spend on dports having the rest of the
collection run is far more valuable to all users than to a subset that
doesn't want to upgrade KDE (ignoring any arguments about KDE3 being
more useful than KDE4, which I am not interested in.)

Ports and pkgsrc management burns people out over time because they're
trying to maintain software they have no personal utility for; I've
seen it happen multiple times.  If something doesn't seem worth the
effort to you, cut it out, and others who need it, whatever it is, can
step in.

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