The future of portmaster [and of ports-mgmt/synth]

Torsten Zuehlsdorff mailinglists at
Fri Jun 2 09:54:17 UTC 2017

On 01.06.2017 18:20, Matthieu Volat wrote:
> On Thu, 1 Jun 2017 15:45:43 +0200
> Torsten Zuehlsdorff <mailinglists at> wrote:
>> [...]
>> Just as a short note: there is a complete rewrite of portmaster ongoing.
>> Since its a beast and everything else is very hard there is no public
>> evidence in case of failure. ;) Until now.
>> I'm currently try to convince all persons already got frustrated by
>> portmaster-programming to come together and work on it. I'm also working
>> at an decent automatic QA for it (and PHP and GitLab).
> Hi and thanks, is there a name and a public repository for this initiative?

Currently not, but i would just name it simple like "portmaster 2". :D

The initiative is at the moment offline, besides various emails. I will 
meet with another person interested in rewrite and discuss it much more 
within the next weeks. Also there is a lot of paper with architectural 
notices, QA-requirements and ideas about what should be done and what not.

I will do a public announcement, when we start transferring it into the 
"wild". My current thought is creating a public repo on my private 
GitLab. I will use a special CI setup, but since it will need high 
permissions i need some control about what code went it.

I welcome of course every help. Beside the programming we need of course 
extensive testing and i want to improve the documentation on so many level.


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