Fw: Re: Drop of portindex

Walter Venable weaseal at hotmail.com
Thu Sep 16 21:34:05 PDT 2004

>From: Miguel Mendez <flynn at energyhq.es.eu.org>
>To: isak at isak.is
>CC: freebsd-ports at freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: Fw: Re: Drop of portindex
>Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2004 11:55:18 +0200
>On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 09:45:26 +0000
>"Ísak Ben." <isak at isak.is> wrote:
> > 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.

Aha!  Fantastic.  A man of action.  This is the clear solution.  Great work, 
I'll be first in line to test it out.

-Walter Venable

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