Suggestion to display date/time of port addition or modification

Peter Leftwich Hostmaster at Video2Video.Com
Tue Nov 18 16:36:13 PST 2003


[1] Two quick questions/suggestions if I may?  Has the "ports team" ever
considered including the date/time of when the port was added or modified?
 This could be displayed as a time code, such as "20031118" (today's date)
and appear on the line that says:

Description : Sources : Package : Changes : Download

[2] I do not understand the usefulness nor see the "beauty" of the current
method of installing ports.  Why must a user download elementary
"instructions" for programs A, B, C, D, through Z when all he or she may
want are programs P and Q which require libraries B, C, D, and E?  In
other words, have the people in the know ever considered making it
possible to download one tarballed directory, whose Makefile could figure
out which other tarballed directories are needed and "fetch" them in
sequence?  This seems far simpler than 19 megs of unnecessary files that
may never be used possibly.  Thank you for listening, hopefully my remarks
generate some discussion.

Peter Leftwich, President & Founder
Video2Video Services
Box 13692, La Jolla, CA, 92039, USA

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