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.
Working on updating the wiki via /WikiGoals.
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.