[SUGGEST] Reform eclipse and eclipse related ports

Vizion vizion at vizion.occoxmail.com
Tue Oct 18 07:35:52 PDT 2005

On Tuesday 18 October 2005 04:42,  the author Panagiotis Astithas contributed 
to the dialogue on-
 Re: [SUGGEST] Reform eclipse and eclipse related ports: 

>Vizion wrote:
>> On Monday 17 October 2005 15:05,  the author Scot Hetzel contributed to
>> the dialogue on-
>>  Re: [SUGGEST] Reform eclipse and eclipse related ports:
>>>On 10/17/05, Roman Neuhauser <neuhauser at sigpipe.cz> wrote:
>>>>   Wes said: "I have to resort to 'make search'" which presumably means
>>>>   he'd prefer to just ls /usr/ports/$emacs_category; while 'make
>>>>   search' is a bearable interface (FMPOV), you can't beat a ls.
>>>>   Hey, what about materialized virtual categories? A bunch of
>>>>   symlinks, and everyone's happy. Or is that too much for CVS?
>>>It would probably be too much for CVS to handle, instead someone could
>>>modify bsd.port.mk to create the virtual category directories and then
>>>symbolicly link the ports into these categories.
>>>The following could be added to bsd.port.mk
>>>.if not exist ${PORTSDIR}/${CATEGORY}
>>>   mkdir ${PORTSDIR}/${CATEGORY}
>>>.if not exist ${PORTSDIR}/${CATEGORY}/${PORTNAME}
>>>which would add the link for a specific port.  The we would need to
>>>add a virtualports target (bsd.subdir.mk?) that would decend thru all
>>>the ports creating all the symbolic links (similar to the "make
>>>readmes" target used in /usr/ports/ ).
>>>Also there would need to be another target that would remove all the
>>>symbolic links, that way you could re-create them without worrying
>>>about removed symbolic links pointing to non-existant ports.
>>>NOTE: Non of this code has been tested. If you want this feature, work
>>>on improving the code and submitting it as a patch to the PR database
>>>for Ports Managers to accept/reject.
>> Would this provide an opportunity to have for example:
>> /usr/ports/eclipse
>> /usr/ports/eclipse/plugins/
>> so that the plugins could be selected for installation from make  config
>> in /usr/ports and manage the installation of the plugins (rather similar
>> to what happens for php)?
>This can be done today, with an eclipse-plugins meta-port, similar to
>the php5-extensions one. I may even find some time to work on it.


That is great

That is what I have been arguing for for three months!!

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