Fw: Re: Drop of portindex

Gary Kline kline at tao.thought.org
Thu Sep 16 09:23:38 PDT 2004

On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 11:55:18AM +0200, Miguel Mendez wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 09:45:26 +0000
> "Ísak Ben." <isak at isak.is> wrote:
> Hi,
> > On Thu, Sep 16, 2004 at 09:18:47AM +0000, Ísak Ben. wrote:
> > > Someone with the skills and the time could write another "portindex"
> > > to do exactly the same thing but all new code and a GPL style
> > > license.....and voila, problem solved.  Could this be the solution
> > > or am i just spewing out nonsense ?
> > 
> > Yes, that'd entirely be possible. The only restriction would
> > probably that you must not use parts of the original "portindex"
> > source.
> I had some spare time yesterday and started writing an INDEX generator.
> The code for everything sans the b_depends and r_depends is finished by
> now. Those two are a bit tricky because you have to take into account
> some special variables like the USE_GNOME stuff. To avoid having to suck
> and parse those files each time I'm thinking about a pre-parsed bsd.*.mk
> cache, which shouldn't be hard to implement.
> I'm writing the code in C and the license will be, of course, BSD.
> Hopefully I'll have a preview demo by the end of the week.
	YES!!  You, sir, get 5 gold stars and go down in my heroes
	list.  Death to all the selfish scu--er, well, maybe 'death'
	*is* a bit extreme.  Rather than death, how about Doze?
	...Meanwhile, I'm keeping the old portindex.

	--Having a pre-parsed cache seems pretty sharp.  Good show:)



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