The official release of the FreeBSD ports monitoring system

John Merryweather Cooper john_m_cooper at
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=""></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 or
>, 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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