Allowing more non-maintainer updates

Jeremy Lavergne jeremy at
Fri Jul 24 12:35:09 PDT 2009

On Jul 24, 2009, at 6:13 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

>> I like the idea.
>> How about we add removing changes that were rolled back previously  
>> that were accidentally/blindly reinstated?
> Is this what you mean?
> 1. if a port update is committed, but that update inadvertently  
> undoes changes that were previously committed, we could reinstate  
> those changes
> 2. if a port update is committed, but unrelated changes to another  
> port are inadvertently committed as well, we could undo those  
> inadvertent changes
> I would agree to allowing those changes without prior maintainer  
> approval.
>> adding comments?
> Perhaps... We have so few comments in portfiles now. Much of it is  
> probably self-explanatory but maybe some of it could do with some  
> documentation.

Putting comments in the portfiles would help avoid the two instances  
above regarding reinstatement of changes.

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