[nycbug-talk] ports. . .

Dru dlavigne6
Wed Aug 10 17:38:11 EDT 2005

On Tue, 9 Aug 2005, George R. wrote:

> Have an idea, and was wondering what others think on the list.
> There are lots of ports and pkgs. . . we all know enough that we don't know 
> them all, and there are frequently queries to the list that are easily 
> satisfied by a port or pkg somewhere.
> Would it be useful to create an area on the upcoming www site revision with 
> port reviews?  (sorry to jump in your space MW). . . The idea is that there's 
> so many ports out there, and over time we all find the ones we like/need in a 
> desktop or server context, but I know from my experience, I tend to learn 
> more about ports on this list than anywhere else.  The other way is that I 
> watch as cvsup updates ports, and think 'hey, that looks interesting. . .'
> Dru's comments about porteasy struck me, as did Marc's input on 
> port-maintenance-tools.
> Thoughts on this?
> Maybe we could categorize by category or function.  It would be more of a 
> place to browse and find new things, not a replacement for freshports or 
> ports browser.

Thinking along the same vein but going down a different fork in the road, 
here's a different approach:

- ask the projects what they think about having an extra hyperlink called 
"reviews" next to the ports that have them

The advantage to this is one stop shopping. The disadvantage is 
coordinating the reviews and the commits.

Along the same lines, it might be easier to approach Dan and see what he 
thinks about such a thing for freshports...

I have another ports idea, but I'll put it in a separate email.


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