Abandoned ports (aida, iAIDA, clhep, geant4)

Mojca Miklavec mojca at macports.org
Tue Jul 2 09:17:30 PDT 2013

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 6:08 PM, Joshua Root wrote:
> On 2013-7-3 01:31 , Mojca Miklavec wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Christiano Fontana is the mantainer of several scientific ports (aida,
>> iAIDA, clhep, geant4) and graphics/unpaper, but I didn't manage to get
>> any response from him for months if not years. Geant4 has several
>> tickets that have been opened 3 years ago and he never responded to
>> any.
>> A ticket for abandoned port for CLHEP has been filed 8 months ago:
>> https://trac.macports.org/ticket/36988
>> https://trac.macports.org/ticket/39597
>> I have two questions:
>> - May I take over CLHEP now?
>> - Perhaps it would make sense to remove maintainer from other ports as well?
> Procedure for handling abandoned ports is documented in the Guide:
> <http://guide.macports.org/#project.update-policies.abandonment>
> So yes, you may take over maintainership of clhep

I will do it then. (I know that the port meets criteria, but I
nevertheless prefer to ask first.)

> and yes, the other
> ports are also eligible for this procedure if they also meet the
> criteria. To properly follow the procedure, a ticket is needed for the
> other ports, but you can combine them into one ticket when it's the same
> maintainer for all of them.

One thing is not entirely clear though: can a port be abandoned and
assigned to "nomaintainer"?


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