[vpnc-devel] Alternate or updated repository?
Dan Villiom Podlaski Christiansen
danchr at daimi.au.dk
Wed Jul 26 21:50:50 CEST 2006
Daniel Roethlisberger wrote:
> Definately. By coincidence, I've submitted a small patch to the FreeBSD
> port of vpnc yesterday, which makes vpnc send NAT keepalives when UDP
> encapsulation is used. My improvements to vpnc-script have been largely
> ignored too, so I've been patching my local vpnc-script for ever.
I guess one of the first things to do would be integrating changes from
the various proper porting efforts. I have a feeling that the FreeBSD
patches would be a large part of what's need on Darwin anyway, given
their common ancestry. And already having been through peer review, they
should be safe to apply.
> There seems to be little or no active development on vpnc here. I'd
> very much like to see a community driven vpnc repository, ideally not
> bound to a single developer, where patches from porters, packagers and
> other volunteers can be actively integrated.
Yesterday, I tried sending an email to a different address to get in
touch with Maurice Massar. If that fails too, I'll try contacting the
UNIX-AG people which host the site, and ask if they can get me a dump of
the Subversion repository.
The next question would be where to get a public repository. Unless
anyone else has any better suggestions, I'd try dotsrc.org, since they
are fairly helpful. (And Danish, like me, not that it matters...) The
way I see it, anyone with good patches could be given write access to
such a repository.
Anyway, I'll see what I can do; it seems foolish for an open source
project as valuable as vpnc to be in such a stalemate.
- Dan V. P. Christiansen
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