[RFC] New ports idea: github / gitorious / bitbucket direct support.

Lev Serebryakov lev at FreeBSD.org
Fri Sep 9 10:30:58 UTC 2011

Hello, Freebsd-ports.

  I notice, that many software projects are hosted on social DVCS
hostings nowadays.

  Other common "feature" among them is absence of "official" tarballs
for versions. I don't say, that ALL projects whith primary hosting on
these DVCS sites don't publish official tarballs. But many of them

  On other hand, all these DVCS sites provide way to download auto-generated tarballs
for any tag or branch or revision.

  Maybe, we need support for this model to ports system directly? Like
we support SourceForge and other code hosting sites.

// Black Lion AKA Lev Serebryakov <lev at FreeBSD.org>

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list