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

Vaaf vaaf at broadpark.no
Thu Mar 9 20:32:09 UTC 2006

At 20:46 09.03.2006, David Stanford wrote:
>14,187 ports... 
><http://www.freebsd.org/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 <<mailto:vaaf at broadpark.no>vaaf at broadpark.no> wrote:
>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 <http://freshports.org>freshports.org, this would be 
>totally different.
>I know a thing or two about design, and could make the
>site look something like <http://lounge72.com>lounge72.com or 
>I have high speed hosting all standing by. A splendid name
>for it as well :D
>So, who's game? :)
>All the best,
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Hey David!

Thank you for such urgent response.

We need someone to do the coding, XHTML/CSS, though some Ruby
and Ajax too wouldn't hurt, so we can have a decent system in the back,
and in the front be able to present information in a very intuitive way.

Then, we'd need lots of members to write articles, rate ports and such.
I'd have to come up with some wording. And ofcourse a design.

Thank you so much for your interest!

Speak to you soon,

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