Upstream installation hint about MacPorts
jrjsmrtn at gmail.com
Tue Feb 15 16:42:39 UTC 2022
I second both suggestions.
Although, as Homebrew and MacPorts are not the only games in town, I would change one paragraph to: « If Homebrew, Fink, NetBSD pkgsrc or Nix are already mentioned, […] » 😉
> Le 15 févr. 2022 à 16:45, Karl-Michael Schindler <karl-michael.schindler at physik.uni-halle.de> a écrit :
> In order to promote MacPorts better, I think that port maintainers should check the upstream Installation/Download section of their port’s homepage. In many cases homebrew does a quite better job than MacPorts. I checked the MacPorts documentation, but could not find an obvious place, where such a hint to port maintainers would be good. I thought about the role and tasks of maintainers or the homepage keyword. But neither did fit nicely. Recommendations from anyone?
> My idea about a related docs text is:
> Port maintainers should check the Installation/Download sections on the homepage of their port and suggest upstream an according text clip about the installation suing MacPorts. If Homebrew is already mentioned, simply take that subsection as a template and include the MacPorts install command for your port.
> A second point is the pull request submission checklist. My suggestion:
> Have you
>  checked the Installation/Download sections of the port’s homepage for MacPorts being mentioned?
> Karl-Michael Schindler, aka kamischi
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