[talk] a Port Maintainer day conference in NYC

Raul Cuza raulcuza at gmail.com
Fri Jan 5 09:38:34 EST 2018

On Thu, Jan 4, 2018 at 12:46 PM, George Rosamond
<george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
> I'm forking this from my previous email, to open up the discussion and
> generate some concrete ideas.
> I'll repeat the basis:
> after Brian C's OpenBSD porting meeting last night, it became clear that
> there's a decent critical mass of port maintainers in the NYC area from
> the BSD projects.
> This specifically means people who port third-party applications to one
> BSD or another for inclusion in the respective ports and packages. It
> might include people who build and maintain large Mozilla ports, or
> simple shell-based utilities. There might even be those involved in the
> actual port-building infrastructure, ie, the Make environment that the
> ports systems dwell in.
> Assembling a bunch of them wouldn't be trivial, as we'd need space,
> etc., but we could probably do this without a lot of extras past
> NYCBSDCons require. Think no heavy sponsors, no catered food (except
> maybe pizzas), no hotels.
> There's some important issues to establish first:
> * is the event aimed at current maintainers talking to other maintainers?
> * if above is true, what topics would actually have them speaking the
> same tongue to make the event worthwhile?
> * would prospective maintainers be included on some level?
> * if above is true, would porting workshops (like last night) be part of
> the agenda?
> Anyways, I hope this opens up some discussion on the topic, since this
> will be the basis to determine whether this sort of event is feasible in
> NYC.
> g
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At the risk of being asked to leave the ranch, I think learning to
make Homebrew ports should be included. For all its faults, OS X is a
BSD at its core.


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