Projects that have stalled
Tier-2 package builds for powerpc64/11 and sparc64/11. Please feel free to use these experimental packages for your own testing.
Note: these are not official packages from the FreeBSD project and there is no support for them.
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.)
Refactoring the front page of the wiki. Here are my overall notes.
Rewriting and generalizing my poudriere helper script.
Rewriting powerpc/IBM9133 which is totally stale.
Attempting to create some scripts that will allow us to view the state of ports on one buildenv vs. another buildenv (e.g. "ports that are marked BROKEN on amd64 but not on i386"); to view the reason why packages that were not marked BROKEN and thus were attempted did not build. See the preliminary results and the processlogs patch.
- Creating graphs of the state of packages on the various buildenvs over time.
Attempting to identify abandoned distfiles on freefall. (For comparison, here is the list of all distfiles on freefall. Someone else should take this over.
Check to see if eadler actually copied off whatever was useful in ports_links.html, then nuke it.
Coming up with proposals to fix the problems in the PortersHandbook.
Update portsmon to know about the new mailing lists
Trying to encourage a rework of the FAQ to be something more general, more concise, and more browseable. A proposal was posted on -doc but needs much more work.
- Trying to update the concept of when we consider a PR 'too old' -- with particular emphasis on basing it on FreeBSD version. A proposal was posted on -doc.
The FreeBSD architecture chart, showing the availability of various features on a per-architecture basis. It got political. It would be really cool if someone else were to pick it up and bring it back up to date.
My ports link page on freefall contains dozens of links which are all horribly stale.