[PC-BSD Testing] Did anyone catch this info on MidnightBSD?

Dru Lavigne drulavigne at sympatico.ca
Tue Feb 1 07:35:22 PST 2011

> > I wouldn't doubt some enterprising person will see how the ports GUI works
> > in the .3 version of MidnightBSD and figure out how to make it work in BSD 8
> > or 9. Old-schoolers and purists might shrug but choice isn't such a bad
> > thing. If you look at the development cycle of MidnightBSD, it'll hit 1.0
> > some time in 2020. By then, well....ports and packages will be installed via
> > mental telepathy of course. :-)
> >
> > Arthur
> I was, of course, being somewhat facetious, since the PBI system is
> far more elegant than a simple GUI ports interface. If you seriously
> want to include one, Port Authority (for Darwin Ports - that's the OSX
> port of the BSD ports set) is pretty decent.
> http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/18980/portauthority/
> It's a bit odd that he *charges* for such a tool, but the idea is
> still good. I'd volunteer, but I am already way behind on my existing
> commitments to BSD as it is right now... MidnightBSD 1.0 might be done
> first :D

And several gui front-ends already exist in the ports-mgmt category such as bpm, kports, pib, and pkgfe (for those who prefer ncurses).


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