Ports with GUI configs
perrin at apotheon.com
Wed Nov 14 15:06:52 PST 2007
On Mon, Nov 12, 2007 at 08:23:23PM -0500, Chuck Robey wrote:
> This makes a little file of descriptor words, but it's not set so a
> regular editor can manipulate it; the special ports program is needed to
> set or reset this list. All ports query this list in making the
> decision as to whether or whether not to include a particular port as a
Ugh. As far as I'm concerned, everything that pertains to system
configuration should always be human-readable and editable without
special tools. Trying to insulate things from human ability to directly
manipulate them tends to lead to rapidly increasing difficulty of
> I left out one last point> there will be a reject list: a list of port
> names or regular expression patters, of ports that can't be installed
> under any circumstances.
I *love* this idea!
/me starts cobbling together a list of things that start with 'k' or 'g',
preparing for that future date when this is possible.
CCD CopyWrite Chad Perrin [ http://ccd.apotheon.org ]
John Kenneth Galbraith: "If all else fails, immortality can always be
assured through spectacular error."
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