Re: I want to help maintain vscode build with electron25 and codelite

From: Patrick M. Hausen <>
Date: Wed, 06 Sep 2023 16:17:44 UTC
Hi all,

> Am 06.09.2023 um 18:06 schrieb Space Cadet <>:
> codelite builds and works from sources, with some patches.  I think there is an issue with Eran, the author of codelite.  I have to guess about this.
> Eran can correct me if I am wrong.  It feels to me like he doesn't want to have codelite as a freebsd package because 
> the package system design results in a an app that doesn't run through his 'paywall'.  its not a paywall exactly.  its a free program
> but for a normal user to download a new release, she has to navigate a contribution option.
> its a great IDE so it is worth doing something to make it easier to run it on freebsd, but I don't know what that would be.

Don't we have some distfile knobs in the ports framework for exactly this situation?

Like on "make" the port informing the user that they need to download the distfile manually
for license reasons and place it into /usr/ports/distfiles?

That would imply no package from the FreeBSD project but people could still build their
own in poudriere.

Also possibly - maybe just ask the author if sufficiently clear pkg_message would
be considered sufficient?

Kind regards,
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