Change to the header in ports Makefiles, take two
It was recently posted on, http://blogs.freebsdish.org/portmgr/2012/09/01/change-to-the-header-in-ports-makefiles/ that we would adopt a new header for the ports Makefiles. The initial discussion seemed to show enough support for the idea of completely stripping the header, leaving only the $FreeBSD$ tag. After the announcement was made, more people stated strong feelings that when and where possible attribution be maintained in the header.
A private discussion was held among ports committers, and while opinions were as varied as the individuals who shared them, it was decided to unify on a two line header.
# Created by: J.Q. Public <[email protected]>
The Whom line from the classic six line header becomes Created By.
Sometimes, as a result of a repocopy, or changed maintainership, theÂ Created By and MAINTAINER is no longer in synchronisation. To avoidÂ confusion, the first line can be removed, optionally leaving us withÂ a one line header.
Removing the line of attribution is to be done only at the consent/request of theÂ original contributor.
As before, we ask this header only be updated in conjunction with a regular update, as we do not want any unnecessary churn to the repo prior to the pending Ports Feature Freeze.
on behalf of portmgr@