"Featured ports of the month"

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at FreeBSD.org
Sat May 22 20:21:25 PDT 2004

On Wednesday, 19 May 2004 at  5:28:10 -0700, Kris Kennaway wrote:
> Here's an idea I just had (while pondering whether the x2x port is the
> most useful X tool ever):

Glad that you like it.  I use it all the time, of course.

> The ports collection is so large thesedays that it can be hard to
> find something unless you already have some idea about what you're
> looking for.  However those of us who have been using FreeBSD for a
> while tend to have picked up a collection of ports that are now
> essential for our day-to-day FreeBSD use.
> It would be a nice project to publicize these a bit.  For example,
> we could ask users to submit a write-up of ports that they find
> remarkable or useful, explaining briefly what the port does and why
> it's cool or useful to them.  Once a month or so a selection of
> these could be posted on the website.

Excellent idea.  In fact, I had it over two years ago and started the
Daemon News series "Trawling the Ports Collection".  I then discovered
that it's not easy to write good articles about a new port every
month.  I asked for help, but none came, and I ended up stopping the
series.  I still think it's a very good idea, but we need people

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