[PC-BSD Testing] Did anyone catch this info on MidnightBSD?
mbybee at dometrilogy.com
Tue Feb 1 07:49:27 PST 2011
On Tue, Feb 1, 2011 at 8:42 AM, Arthur Koziol <A-Koziol at neiu.edu> wrote:
> 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.
>> 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).
> KPorts looks pretty snazzy. Why re-invent the wheel.
It's pretty decent, and we could probably just toss a PBI of it up
there and call it a day :)
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