contributing to the ports collection

Fernando Apesteguía fernando.apesteguia at
Thu Sep 27 20:33:53 UTC 2012

On Thu, Sep 27, 2012 at 9:59 PM, Stuart Matthews <stuart at> wrote:
> 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?

The porter's manual[1] is the place to start learning ;)



> Thanks,
> Stu
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