Request for Features: Ports Re-engineering
bri at brianwhalen.net
Mon Dec 17 06:44:33 PST 2007
Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
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> In order to finalize the general nature of the ports re-engineering
> effort this thread is designed to specifically explore the features
> people want to see.
> Please supply one or more of the following:
> * Up to 4 user stories of how you would like to use the ports system
> (may or may not be possible in the current one)
> * Up to 4 use cases for how you would like to interact with the ports
> * Up to 4 features/requirements you think the new system should have
> * Up to 4 features/requirements that you feel *MUST* remain from the
> current system
> * Any non-functional requirements you can think of
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> Aryeh M. Friedman
> FloSoft Systems
> Developer, not business, friendly
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I dont use X on FreeBSD, so cannot comment on al th Xorg stuff. Keeping
in mind that I believe it is appropriate for this new tool to make it at
lest a little easier on new users, while still giving them valuable
info, I suggest the following.
1. I would like for the new equivalent of portupgrade -P to actually
find and install packages more often than building ports, currently this
is not the case, for me at least.
2. If the tool implemented the functionality of fastest_cvsup when
downloading files from FreeBSD servers, users would likely see a
performance improvement, and FreeBSD would likely see better load
3. System changes that are necessary for proper functionality are
delivered via email to a specified email address or to some easy to find
and refer to file, with the option to have them done by the install
routine if the user desires that.
4. Log of what ports were installed/upgraded/downgraded at what time.
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