Issues with oudated ports / GitHub

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sat Oct 8 03:39:30 PDT 2016

> On Oct 7, 2016, at 3:25 PM, Marcel Bischoff <marcel at> wrote:
> On 16/10/07, Brandon Allbery wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 7, 2016 at 2:38 PM, Daniel J. Luke <dluke at> wrote:
>>> the cool kids also aren't writing 'tcl' these days ...
>> ...but the way they write anything else, they might as well be writing
>> fortran...
> Let me just chime in here and say that those kinds of attitudes are
> exactly what I mean when I write "exclusive". It's good and fine to have
> certain standards but dismissing the majority of possible contributors
> for not meeting your personal interpretation of How Things Should Be(tm)
> is surely not helping getting MacPorts more traction. A major effort
> should be to make it as easy and straight-forward for new developers to
> contribute in a way that is considered acceptable.

I have no intention of dismissing any contributors in advance. I'll judge each contribution on its merits.

I agree we need to make it easier to contribute. It's going to be a long process of redesigning web sites, rewriting documentation, etc.

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