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

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Tue Feb 1 07:42:02 PST 2011


On 02/01/2011 9:35 AM, Dru Lavigne wrote:
>
> > > 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).
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dru


KPorts looks pretty snazzy. Why re-invent the wheel.

Arthur
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