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Thu Mar 9 22:42:18 UTC 2006
>From: owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
>questions at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Steel City Phantom
>Sent: March 9, 2006 2:55 PM
>To: questions at freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: Let's make a FreeBSD ports blog! CCCCOOOL =)
> This is a useful idea, but i don't think you have to go and develop a
> whole new site to make it happen. simply take the existing ports
> search application (www.freebsd.com/ports) and make some small
> modifications to it. stuff like when the search results come up, when
> you click on the name of the app, instead of taking you to the CVS, it
> takes you to the blog for that app where the long description is the
> starting article. then you can add all the rating stuff and whatever
> you want below that.
> also, a link to the homepage for the app would be nice. im constantly
> searching freebsd ports and then in another tab searching google for
> the app i just found to figure out what in the world it is.
> i realize it would be double work for some maintainers but it can be
> written to be fairly automated im sure. and the port maintainers can
> just leave it up to the users to maintain the blog part if they like.
> David Stanford wrote:
>14,187 ports... http://www.freebsd.org/ports/. Sounds like a good idea
>me. What kind of help are you looking for?
>On 3/8/06, Kristian Vaaf <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 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,
Do you mean something like FreshPorts - http://www.freshports.org/ ?
It sounds like they already do a lot of what you want and more.
Maybe you could volunteer to add any missing features.
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