The official release of the FreeBSD ports monitoring system
John Merryweather Cooper
john_m_cooper at yahoo.com
Sun Feb 22 20:40:09 PST 2004
I like it--especially the New Ports section. It's easy to see activity
at a glance, and to reach the PR itself if feedback or other action is
Mark Linimon wrote:
> Many of you are aware that for some time I've been working on
> creating a set of HTML reports that allow for data-mining the
> FreeBSD Problem Reports and the bento port build errorlogs.
> Thanks to the loan of a machine from Will Andrews (thanks Will),
> there is now a machine with reasonable bandwidth that is
> totally dedicated to this function, located at:
> <a href="http://portsmon.firepipe.net">portsmon.firepipe.net</a>.
> The reports are intendend to be a way for general users, as
> well as ports maintainers and committers, to be able to work
> with information about ports, without having to go through
> repetetive searches amongst GNATS and the bento errorlogs
> themselves. In addition, links are provided that can take
> you directly to the CVS web pages in addition to each PR
> or errorlog. The reports are currently updated once an hour.
> The development version of this code has been running on
> my home machine for quite some time and (despite the usual
> bugs) is quite stable.
> At the top of the index page, you'll find a link to a brief
> set of FAQs that try to answer the expected questions. However,
> if you have other questions or suggestions, please feel free
> to email me, either at this address, or at lonesome.com or
> FreeBSD.org, and I'll try to answer them.
> My goal in creating these reports is to try to get the best
> possible results out of our existing ports infrastructure for
> as many people as possible. It's been a very interesting
> learning experience all the way.
> I'm looking forward to hearing feedback from a wider
> community now.
> Mark Linimon
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