> On Sep 2, 2006, at 23:44, Tabitha McNerney wrote:
>> gnome-vfs is broken (but I'm testing and providing feedback to
>> Randall on
>> this score) ... a lot of the Gnome Desktop ports are dependent on
> I noted a recent email indicating that gnome_vfs is broken, but
> without details as to how/why.
> Last night I sent a message about my problems installing
> libgnomeui, which is in the library dependency tree for gnucash. It
> wouldn't surprise me if these problems are related.
> Also, I did some reading on the gnome web site and discovered that
> their odd-numbered releases are 'unstable development series
> intended for testing and hacking purposes'.
> Is it wise or typical for macports to follow the unstable branch of
> a project like gnome with lots of ports depending on it?
> Personally, I am more interested in the stable branch.
Yes, MacPorts should be following the stable version of the product.
If an unstable version is also desired for early adopters, then there
should be a separate port foo-devel.