Let's make a FreeBSD ports blog! CCCCOOOL =)

David Stanford dthomas53 at gmail.com
Thu Mar 9 19:46:04 UTC 2006


14,187 ports... http://www.freebsd.org/ports/. Sounds like a good idea to
me. What kind of help are you looking for?


On 3/8/06, Kristian Vaaf <vaaf at broadpark.no> wrote:
> Hey!
> There are about 10.000 ports, am I right?
> Not all FreeBSD users have the time to go through all
> of the package descriptions. But definitely all FreeBSD users
> have their share of favorite ports, and are interested in
> finding new ports that may compliment their lives.
> Not is the ports collection already too big for the average
> human intellect. It also continues to span. New programs
> appear on a daily basis, however there's nothing to
> grasp their presence and determine their quality
> I see this as a chance to promote FreeBSD to desktop
> users, which is what this project lacks. It has everything to
> make it superior to all the other open source operating
> systems, but nothing to really let it out in the open.
> Imagine a FreeBSD ports blog that tries to gather data
> on the most popular ports, sorted by ratings, downloads etc.
> In addition, it posts articles every now and then telling
> people about recent discoveries made among all the 10.000
> ports. This could be a great thing!
> I am aware of freshports.org, this would be totally different.
> I know a thing or two about design, and could make the
> site look something like lounge72.com or linkdup.com.
> I have high speed hosting all standing by. A splendid name
> for it as well :D
> So, who's game? :)
> All the best,
> Vaaf
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