new categorie "meta" ?

Vulpes Velox v.velox at
Mon May 22 01:09:18 UTC 2006

On Sun, 21 May 2006 23:48:50 +0200
Martin Wilke <freebsd at> wrote:

> 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).

I agree with the rest that it is a bad idea. I do think the though of
tagging everything that is a meta port with meta- though. Like with
linux binary ports are done. The only one that makes me consider this
being a bad idea is x11/xorg, but not quite sure why immediately.

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