macports 1.7.1 deprecated

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Nov 16 14:06:48 PST 2009

On Nov 16, 2009, at 13:38, Joshua Root wrote:

> On 2009-11-17 06:00, Daniel J. Luke wrote:
>> On Nov 14, 2009, at 8:07 PM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>>> and the small number of users still using Panther didn't justify the developer resources to restore it.
>> While that's true, it reads more like a company with dedicated developers making a decision.
>> If there were lots of people in the community who wanted to take responsibility for Panther (testing and patching things so they continue to work there), I think it's very likely that that work would be integrated ...
> Absolutely. We certainly don't want to discourage anyone from doing just
> that if they think it's worthwhile. However, nobody has stepped up, so
> those of us who are maintaining things are just directing our efforts as
> we think best.

Right. Note that I and others have now been removing darwin 7 bits from portfiles. If Panther support were re-added to MacPorts base, those bits would have to be located and re-added too.

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