new categorie "meta" ?

Pav Lucistnik pav at
Sun May 21 22:04:11 UTC 2006

Martin Wilke píše v ne 21. 05. 2006 v 23:48 +0200:
> Hi Friends,
> since creating new categories comes in vogue lately I just wanted to
> ask what you think about creating a categorie called "META". Why you
> should do that is simple: There are enough ports serving as meta ports.
> These include:
> lang/php4-extensions
> lang/php5-extensions
> x11/xorg
> x11/gnome2
> x11/gnome2-lite
> x11/kde3
> x11/kde-lite
> x11-wm/xfce4
> usw.
> That would lead to a clearer layout and improved overview of large
> applications (esp for newbies).


Categories split ports into the groups by their usage. That's why we
have net, www, deskutils, x11-clocks; instead of large, small, plugins,

Pav Lucistnik <pav at>
              <pav at>

> With a 10 MHz 386 the downloading speed would most likely drop to a crawl
> or stop with the decoding process etc.
I think most 10MHz 386 users are quite accustomed to things dropping
to a crawl.
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