Message info From:Alexey Dokuchaev Subject:Re: cvs commit: ports/devel/adime Makefile ports/x11-wm/icewm Makefile ports/graphics/scr2png Makefile ports/x11/xbindkeys Makefile Date:Sun, 19 Feb 2012 19:11:06 +0000

On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 12:56:45PM -0500, Sahil Tandon wrote:
> On Sun, 2012-02-19 at 16:45:28 +0000, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> > On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 10:09:44AM -0500, Sahil Tandon wrote:
> > > Alexey, I appreciate your perspective on this, but I want to make
> > > sure you are aware of the related discussion (and opposing
> > > viewpoints) on freebsd-ports:
> >
> > Yes, I've heard that reasoning a number of times since I started to
> > hack on ports, which is a relatively long period.
> Your long hacking tenure aside, I am just glad to know you are aware of
> other reasonable opinions on this topic.

Don't get me wrong, I just wanted to make myself clear that I've had enough
time to collect various opinions on the subject to make some meaningful
judgment about it. No way I am implying that my opinions should have more
weight than others' just because of that.

> > Technically, since there is no supporting infrastructure to ensure if
> > some app really requires particular shlib version or not (and I
> > personally do not see how it can be implemented automatically for any
> > arbitrary port out there), the whole issue right now is little more
> > than a matter of personal preference.
> Emphasis on 'personal preference'.

No sure I quite understand what do you mean. Perhaps you could elaborate?
So far it seems that my assessments are not being counterargued with valid
technical points and facts.

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