Bug 213202 - lang/v8: Seriously outdated port
Summary: lang/v8: Seriously outdated port
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: Sunpoet Po-Chuan Hsieh
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-10-04 18:39 UTC by german.mb
Modified: 2019-07-31 20:31 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

See Also:
bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (sunpoet)


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Description german.mb 2016-10-04 18:39:51 UTC
The V8 port hasn't been updated since 2013 it seems.

V8 is a very popular Javascript engine by Google. The latest stable release is v5.1 (April 23, 2016); but we still have lang/v8 v3.18.5 (April 30, 2013), and lang/v8-devel v3.27.7 (May 19, 2014) in FreeBSD ports.

There have been *very* important improvements in between, including API changes and many performance and stability improvements on all platforms.

Maybe lang/v8 should be at v5.1 and lang/v8-devel at v5.5 (or at least v8-devel should be at v5.1)

Thank you very much.
Comment 1 Kurt Jaeger freebsd_committer 2017-08-10 05:32:21 UTC
The problem is the build structure, so someone needs to provide a patch
for the update.
Comment 2 Gleb Popov freebsd_committer 2019-07-31 20:31:58 UTC
I think, maintainers of www/chromium or devel/electron4 can help with that. Current release of v8 uses gn build system, which is also used by chromium and electron.