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

Arthur Koziol A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Tue Feb 1 08:17:54 PST 2011


On 02/01/2011 9:49 AM, Mike Bybee wrote:
> 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.
>>> 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
>>
>>      
> It's pretty decent, and we could probably just toss a PBI of it up
> there and call it a day :)
>    

Looks like development of it has slowed or ceased. No activity since 
late 2009. Still, would be fun to play with.

Arthur


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