Bug 197402 - [MAINTAINER] math/isabelle: Reset MAINTAINER
Summary: [MAINTAINER] math/isabelle: Reset MAINTAINER
Status: Closed FIXED
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: freebsd-ports-bugs (Nobody)
URL:
Keywords: easy
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2015-02-07 22:48 UTC by Timothy Beyer
Modified: 2015-02-20 15:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Timothy Beyer 2015-02-07 22:48:13 UTC
I am the current maintainer of math/isabelle.

It gives me great pains to say this, but math/isabelle is too hard to maintain and keep up to date, so I think it would be best if someone else takes over the port, or that it is dropped from the ports tree entirely, since the isabelle developers don't like third-party ports or packages (the old versions like this one are not especially hard to build from source, at least).

At some point I would like to bring this port back from the dead with a current version, but I don't have a timeframe on when that would happen.  For now, I'd like to focus more heavily on ML language ports that I use more frequently, such as lang/mlton, lang/urweb, lang/twelf and lang/polyml, especially the first two.

I would advise anyone up for the task of maintaining math/isabelle to look into bringing back polyml support, since it compiles more quickly, making it less likely to time out on port build servers.
Comment 1 Tilman Keskinoz freebsd_committer 2015-02-20 15:43:05 UTC
Committed, thanks for your work on this port
Comment 2 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2015-02-20 15:43:06 UTC
A commit references this bug:

Author: arved
Date: Fri Feb 20 15:42:45 UTC 2015
New revision: 379437
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/ports/379437

Log:
  Drop Maintainership

  PR:		197402
  Submitted by:	Timothy Beyer

Changes:
  head/math/isabelle/Makefile