Ports committer, former portmgr member, former bugmeister member, former chief wrangler of package building machines.
- Maintainer notifications for tier-2 breakage.
Note: these are not official packages from the FreeBSD project and there is no support for them.
Bringing portsmon back up to date.
Continuing development and maintainance of portsmon.
Sending email from portsmon informing maintainers about: ports marked BROKEN; ports marked DEPRECATED; ports marked FORBIDDEN; ports marked with an EXPIRATION_DATE; and PRs that they might not know about. Although these emails can be irritating they have also been very effective in getting problems fixed -- especially for maintainers who are not FreeBSD committers and thus do not get any mail from the PR system about their ports. (There is now a per-PR opt-out for the latter email. Also, for that email, if the maintainer is a committer, or the maintainer submitted the update (email message match), then the email is not sent. A per-maintainer opt-out needs to be added to the others.)
Keeping an eye on spin.
- Removing stale information from the website and wiki.
- Trying to decrease the number of ports PRs in the PR database.
- Trying to decrease the number of broken ports overall, either by fixing them, encouraging others to fix them, or applying the Grim Reaper to ones that have outlived their usefulness.
- Working on ports meta-issues such as infrastructure improvements.
Making updates to the PortersHandbook to make it much more accurate and complete.
- Coming up with some kind of more useful idea about browsing and searching ports that the tools that we have right now, which I consider primitive.
- Suggesting minor changes to the FreeBSD web site to push some links down one page to reduce clutter while at the same time bringing important links up one page.
- Suggesting other changes to make FreeBSD more easily installable and maintainable, as I find them.
- Trying to improve FreeBSD's image outside of its own community, and trying to expand that community.
- For someone to create a marketplace where users willing to pay for feature developments or updates could be matched with developers willing to perform work to be released under the FreeBSD License.