Re: [PATCH 05/07] Support for kFreeBSD
2009/12/11 Rogério Brito <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> Hi, Monty.
> This one adds support for GNU/kFreeBSD (that is a GNU distribution
> running with the FreeBSD kernel instead of Linux---Debian supports
This one I am initially going to say I can't take as I'm sole
maintainer of the cdparanoia project and have no means to review,
build or test support for platforms other than Linux. I don't mean to
discourage ports, I'm simply unable to perform any due diligence to
bless a port or to maintain it. A 'drive-by' port is simply going to
bitrot and eventually need to be removed without an active maintainer
who can test changes/releases.
Among other things, any new development is fairly certain to rip into
the cdda interface layer to expose ECC flag functionality and I'd have
no way to move non-Linux functionality forward. I've had many offers
from people who were interested in 'maintaining' ports to other OSes
in the official Xiph SVN, but interest has never lasted more than a
year before the volunteer wandered off. Perhaps if Debian were
interested in lending organizational commitment to maintaining a port,
that might work.