Christopher Ramos chrisdavidramos at
Sat Nov 26 04:15:00 CET 2016

Thanks for sharing such thoughtful words, Mr. Schmidt. MacPorts saw me
through grad school and now in my post grad life. It's an amazing

On Thu, Nov 24, 2016 at 10:26 PM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
> Today, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving, and in the spirit of the
> holiday, I want to thank all of you.
> Thanks to everyone who uses MacPorts! Thanks for filing bug reports and
> pull requests and having lively discussions on the mailing list. Thanks
> for tweeting and blogging about MacPorts. Thanks for mentioning MacPorts
> to a friend.
> Thanks to all the MacPorts developers and port maintainers. Thanks for
> keeping your ports updated, for working with upstream developers to
> resolve their Mac compilation problems, for finding and fixing problems
> in base, and for spending your time thinking about ways of making
> MacPorts better.
> Thanks to Apple for supporting open source software, for providing the
> macOS forge service that hosted MacPorts for the past ten years, for
> employing me for the past year as macOS forge administrator, and for
> giving us the opportunity to move MacPorts to GitHub and other hosting
> in an orderly fashion.
> Thanks to the new infrastructure team and to everyone who helped with
> the conversion to GitHub and the migration to our new systems.
> Thanks to Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg for
> generously providing our new master fileserver, and to MaxCDN and all
> the universities and organizations that provide mirror servers.
> It's been an eventful year of transition for MacPorts, and I'm excited
> to see what the future holds for us. I'm thankful that despite our
> differences and occasional disagreements we can work together to create
> software that benefits so many Mac users around the world.
> Thank you.
> -Ryan, MacPorts management

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