Bug 245743 - www/elinks: update to 0.12?
Summary: www/elinks: update to 0.12?
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Only Me
Assignee: Beat Gaetzi
URL:
Keywords: needs-patch
Depends on:
Blocks:
 
Reported: 2020-04-19 15:14 UTC by WHR
Modified: 2020-09-13 18:06 UTC (History)
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bugzilla: maintainer-feedback? (beat)


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Description WHR 2020-04-19 15:14:09 UTC
The ELinks stable branch 0.11 is quiet old, and leaks many important featres, such as UTF-8 support.

Althouth 0.12 branch is still marked as 'unstable' offically, and only has prereleases available, those prereleases are already more than 10 years old. Most GNU/Linux distributions are already switched to 0.12 many years ago, and some of them even switched to 0.13 branch recently in their stable releases.

I always appreciating the ports tree that provides an easy way to build and install a wide range of programs, and yet flexible to configure them to fit local requirements (by port options).

But www/elinks is not the case, it is definitely not update-to-date for me.

Surely I can always build and install a newer version from source manually, but it would be very convenience to have that available from ports, especially when another port may depending on such version.
Comment 1 WHR 2020-04-19 15:19:56 UTC
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-I always appreciating the ports tree that provides an easy way to build and install a wide range of programs, and yet flexible to configure them to fit local requirements (by port options).
+I always appreciating the ports tree that provides an easy way to build and install a wide range of update-to-date software, and yet flexible to configure them to fit local requirements (by port options).
Comment 2 WHR 2020-04-19 16:20:09 UTC
Diff to comment #0:
-I always appreciating the ports tree that provides an easy way to build and install a wide range of programs, and yet flexible to configure them to fit local requirements (by port options).
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-But www/elinks is not the case, it is definitely not update-to-date for me.
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+I always appreciating the ports tree that provides an easy way to build and install a wide range of up-to-date software, and yet flexible to configure them to fit local requirements (by port options).
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+But www/elinks is not the case, it is definitely not up-to-date for me.