ryandesign at macports.org
Sun Oct 26 03:06:03 PDT 2014
On Oct 26, 2014, at 5:01 AM, Nigel Kersten wrote:
> I really haven't been maintaining this for years Behrang, which is why I set it to open maintainer and have tried to encourage various people over the years. I should probably just remove myself as I'm not being a maintainer in any useful sense.
> I'm no longer using MacPorts at a large scale, and am somewhat ashamed to say I've jumped ship to Homebrew for my personal Mac software needs, which are pretty minimal these days as I do all my development in Linux vagrant boxes. I'm not a huge fan of Homebrew (did we really need another port system?) but it's what most of my co-workers use, so I'm following the herd.
> I can't imagine it's a very difficult port, but you're the first person to nag about it in a long time, and there obviously isn't a huge pent-up demand.
> The Mac pkgs for Puppet that we distributed at Puppet Labs are pretty good these days, and are my first goto for Puppet on OS X.
> However I'm happy to dredge through my memory and give someone a hand bootstrapping themselves into being the new maintainer and moving this onto Puppet 3.x.
The main question I have when a new major version of a software package comes out is: do we update the existing port to that new version, or is there still value in keeping the old version around? From what I gather in the ticket, the old version is deprecated, so we should probably just update the existing port, but I don't use puppet so I don't know for sure; perhaps you can answer this.
I can remove you as maintainer of puppet and facter if you'd like; it's probably not optimal to have a maintainer listed who doesn't use MacPorts themselves.
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