Remmina ported to FreeBSD
chrish at UltimateDNS.NET
Mon Mar 14 21:59:01 UTC 2016
On Mon, 14 Mar 2016 16:06:15 +0100 Antenore Gatta <antenore at simbiosi.org> wrote
> Hi all,
> Since a couple of years, I'm the new maintainer of Remmina (with
> another guy, Giovanni), a GTK remote desktop application.
> I've also got rid of most of my Linux desktop to pass to FreeBSD as my
> main desktop environment (philosophical reasons).
> I've modified Remmina and requested some changes in the last
> FreeRDP version so that both now, compile on FreeBSD without any
> (almost) issues. 
> I'd like to help out with the port, of both packages, to update them to
> the latest version, since we fixed tons og bugs and implemented tens of
> new features.
> Honestly I'm less than a newbie on FreeBSD so I'd really appreciate
> some guidance, that doesn't mean I want to avoid to RTFM, I just want
> to read the right one.
> Thanks a lot in advance for your support!
> https://github.com/FreeRDP/Remmina/pull/779 (merged in main trunk)
> Kind regards
Looking at  it appears you have a somewhat fat RUN_DEPENDS list
for each of the 2 ports you intend to create. You can probably get
up to speed fairly quickly by reading the Slow Porting section
of the FreeBSD porters documentation. You should be fine mostly
glossing over it, using the appendixes for references, as need be.
After giving it a quick read, look in the ports tree for some
examples of similar applications to get a better feel for how to
compose the Makefile, and what's needed to create the additional
files to create a complete port for your port(s). If, along the way
you still find you have questions; feel free to email me off list,
and I'll be happy to help you out. You also have the FreeBSD Forums
and IRC channels available to you for support.
Hope this helps!
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