contributing to the ports collection

Stuart Matthews stuart at
Thu Sep 27 20:07:38 UTC 2012

Hi everyone,

After several years of using FreeBSD, I have decided it is time to start 
contributing my time to the project. I have read through the relevant 
page on and intend to look into contributing in a couple of 
the ways listed there. However, my main interest is contributing a port 
to the ports collection.

Specifically, I want to add WordShell ( to the 
FreeBSD ports collection. I want to install it for myself, and I 
generally don't like using software outside of some sort of software 
manager wherein I can keep everything neatly up-to-date.

How would I get started in adding something to the ports collection?


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