Added chemistry and physics virtual categories
I think it's pretty fair to identify chemistry and physics stuff, given that we already do so for biology. However, empty categories are not useful----new categories must arrive fully-populated. What is the comprehensive list of ports you would assign to these categories?
The partial list of ports for these categories:
Should I just add the category to those ports too in the same commit?
Absolutely not. There has not been a discussion. You sent one email, there was one answer saying "nope", and one saying "meh". That is not a discussion.
So, what is going to happen is we wait at least, say, 30 days, see what comes of it, and if many other people like the idea, we'll look into this a bit more.
The full, comprehensive list of ports for each category needs to be included here. From experience, we can't create a category and hope that others put stuff in there---it never happens, and then we have stale categories. In order for this to proceed, Yuri, you'd have to do the legwork on identifying the comprehensive list here. Is this list of 36 ports the full list?
List of ports in the proposed checmistry category:
devel/py-qutip science/abinit science/antioch science/atompaw science/bodr science/chemps2 science/chemtool science/coot science/gchemutils science/ghemical science/kalzium science/kalzium-kde4 science/libefp science/libghemical science/libssm science/mbdyn science/mmdb2 science/mol2ps science/mpqc science/mpqc-mpich science/openbabel science/openstructure science/p5-Chemistry-3DBuilder science/p5-Chemistry-Bond-Find science/p5-Chemistry-Canonicalize science/p5-Chemistry-Elements science/p5-Chemistry-File-MDLMol science/p5-Chemistry-File-Mopac science/p5-Chemistry-File-PDB science/p5-Chemistry-File-SLN science/p5-Chemistry-File-SMARTS science/p5-Chemistry-File-SMILES science/p5-Chemistry-File-VRML science/p5-Chemistry-File-XYZ science/p5-Chemistry-FormulaPattern science/p5-Chemistry-InternalCoords science/p5-Chemistry-Isotope science/p5-Chemistry-MacroMol science/p5-Chemistry-MidasPattern science/p5-Chemistry-Mok science/p5-Chemistry-Mol science/p5-Chemistry-Pattern science/p5-Chemistry-Reaction science/p5-Chemistry-Ring science/pcmsolver science/py-PyQuante science/py-abipy science/py-pyscf science/quantum-espresso science/rdkit science/xcrysden
List of ports in the proposed physics category:
astro/accrete devel/ChipmunkPhysics devel/py-IBMQuantumExperience devel/py-Pint devel/py-bullet3 devel/tokamak math/cadabra2 science/ALPSCore science/MOOSE-neural-simulator science/abinit science/atompaw science/clhep science/coolfluid3 science/fisicalab science/metaphysicl science/p5-Physics-Unit science/py-MDAnalysis science/py-MDAnalysisTests science/py-OpenFermion science/py-abipy science/quantum-espresso science/step science/step-kde4 science/udunits science/xcrysden
Mmmm, so, looking at the dates, you started that discussion about an hour after I asked where the discussion with the consensus to create those virtual categories was.
So, I am unsure how you could have "forgotten to include" a discussion that did not exist.
There are ways of doing things in the ports tree. In this instance, the last message I sent last December when you first tried this contained a link to 5.3.4. Proposing a New Category, which says that before you start working on this patch, you must first start a discussion, seeing if there is a need for it or not.
In the future, please abide by our rules, it is tiring to always have to remind you of this.