Removing http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/ and replacing with
Simon L. Nielsen
simon at FreeBSD.org
Mon Nov 8 16:06:13 PST 2004
On 2004.11.08 01:43:37 -0800, Sam Nilsson wrote:
> Simon L. Nielsen wrote:
> >Second I don't really think /ports/ (the web site) is that that
> >critical. If it was, more people would have complained that for a
> >very long time the ports web pages were very out-of-date.
> Maybe not experienced users, but I think that many newbies wouldn't know
> that the pages were out of date.
No, it wasn't really possible to see either unless one chekked count
of the ports at the bottom of http://www.FreeBSD.org/ports/ , but the
pages were based on information from the last release (the INDEX file
> I personally find the freebsd ports page to be much more straightforward
> and userfriendly especially at first. Once one is accustomed to ports
> and freshports.org, they may not use /ports/ anymore, but as a newbie,
> it is really nice to have.
OK nice to know. It's a bit hard to see just from the web server
statistics if people actually use the content of the /ports/ pages.
> Of course, as I said, I didn't know about the pages being out of date.
> Has that problem been addressed or is that the real issue here and I'm
> just totally missing the point (in which case sorry)?
It has been fixed about a month ago (I think it was), so they should
now in general not be more than 12 hours out-of-date compared to the
actual state of the Ports Collection in the FreeBSD CVS repository.
The reason for proposing to remove /ports/ was that I personally don't
find the pages very useful, compared to freshports, and I have heard
others say the same thing.
Simon L. Nielsen
FreeBSD Documentation Team
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