Maintainer Abuse

Joshua Root jmr at
Fri Dec 30 05:33:40 UTC 2022

On 2022-12-30 16:05 , Fred Wright wrote:
> On Thu, 29 Dec 2022, Joshua Root wrote:
>> If the change to py-serial you're referring to was mine of Dec 13, 
>> that was part of a mass update to adopt a new feature in MacPorts 
>> 2.8.0, which only touched openmaintainer and nomaintainer ports. IMO 
>> it was well within the definition of a minor change.
> That isn't the change I was referring to (but see below); I was 
> referring to 66c7d25d427.  I had no objection to adding the py310 
> subport (though checking still would have been appropriate), but I 
> strongly object to the removal of the py34-py36 subports.  And no change 
> that removes a capability can be considered "low risk" by any stretch of 
> the imagination.

OK. I agree that deleting a port requires its maintainer's approval.

- Josh

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