[nycbug-talk] ports. . .

Dru dlavigne6
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
> wishes...
> 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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