[nycbug-talk] ports. . .
Thu Aug 11 15:01:51 EDT 2005
On Wed, 10 Aug 2005, Okan Demirmen wrote:
> Now another project would be to correlate all the various *BSD ports
> into one location and then let the community help develop ports for the
> BSD's that don't have them yet. Help the *BSD's that way.
You mean something like a "bsdsoftware.org" or some other cool sounding
domain name someone could volunteer to register and provide content for?
(general hint to the Universe or anyone desiring the fame that comes with
a make-work project..)
> symon: "active monitoring tool"
> freebsd: net-mgmnt/symon/
> netbsd: NULL
> openbsd: net/symon/
> now if someone who thinks symon is very key, they can make sure
> a netbsd port gets done, i.e. they do it themselves with the
> help of the other 2 ports already done...
> so you can take this further into flavors/subpackages and versions if one
> ideas, that's all.
Cool idea, having links to each project's ports/packages in one location.
Might also get more people interested in donating their skills to
maintaining software and possibly earning a commit bit. Would also be
helpful if, say, BSD Certification required a component showing proven
time-in supporting one of the projects.
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