- The public FreeBSD ports development infrastructure

Ulrich Spörlein uqs at
Mon Jan 2 13:32:51 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2011-12-29 at 12:44:58 +0100, Bernhard Froehlich wrote:
> Hi Porters!
> I am happy to announce that has finally
> reached the point where I think It's safe to be used
> by everybody! In case you never heard of it before
> redports is the result of an idea born at EuroBSDCon
> 2011 in Karlsruhe to give Port Maintainers and Port
> Committers a public service to test their new ports
> or ports patches during development or before
> submitting a ports PR.
> Many people test ports only on their own machine
> because of lack of hardware. Redports gives you
> instant access to build environments for FreeBSD 7.4,
> 8.2, 9-CURRENT, 10-CURRENT on i386 and amd64 and even
> special ones that use CLANG/LLVM or GCC 4.5 as ports
> compiler.
> For everyone familiar with FreeBSD Ports Tinderbox [1]
> it's pretty obvious how it works. In fact redports is
> build on top of multiple Tinderboxes so it is
> scalable, fast and reliable. With your account you get
> your own Subversion Repository to maintain your ports
> and with every commit to the repository all affected
> ports are automatically built.
> When registering an account please read the UserGuide
> [2] first to get an idea of how to work with it.
> Feedback and new Ideas are welcome!
> Best regards,
> Bernhard Fröhlich (decke@)
> [1]
> [2]

This is awesome, thanks!


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