svn commit: r44383 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status

Gabor Pali pgj at FreeBSD.org
Sat Mar 29 21:56:43 UTC 2014


Author: pgj
Date: Sat Mar 29 21:56:42 2014
New Revision: 44383
URL: http://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/doc/44383

Log:
  - Add 2014Q1 quarterly report for the Ada ports
  
  Submitted by:	marino

Modified:
  head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-01-2014-03.xml

Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-01-2014-03.xml
==============================================================================
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-01-2014-03.xml	Sat Mar 29 19:44:13 2014	(r44382)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/htdocs/news/status/report-2014-01-2014-03.xml	Sat Mar 29 21:56:42 2014	(r44383)
@@ -18,7 +18,7 @@
 
     <!-- XXX: Keep the number of entries updated -->
     <p>Thanks to all the reporters for the excellent work!  This report
-      contains 4 entries and we hope you enjoy reading it.</p>
+      contains 5 entries and we hope you enjoy reading it.</p>
 
     <p>The deadline for submissions covering between April and
       June 2014 is July 7th, 2014.</p>
@@ -243,4 +243,56 @@
 	for the &os; Webmaster Team.</p>
     </body>
   </project>
+
+  <project cat='ports'>
+    <title>&os; Ada Ports</title>
+
+    <contact>
+      <person>
+	<name>
+	  <given>John</given>
+	  <common>Marino</common>
+	</name>
+	<email>marino at FreeBSD.org</email>
+      </person>
+    </contact>
+
+    <links>
+      <url href="http://www.dragonlace.net"/>
+      <url href="http://www.spark-2014.org/about/">SPARK 2014</url>
+    </links>
+
+    <body>
+      <p>Ada is a structured, statically typed, imperative,
+	wide-spectrum, and object-oriented high-level computer
+	programming language, extended from Pascal and other languages,
+	originally targeted at embedded and real-time systems.  The
+	number of Ada ports in the collection has grown significantly
+	since the last report six months ago.  There are almost 50
+	Ada-related ports now, with new ones getting added the time.</p>
+
+      <p>The previous plan was to move from the GCC 4.7-based GNAT
+	compiler to a GCC 4.8-based one, but finally GCC 4.8 was skipped
+	and now a GCC 4.9-based GNAT is the standard Ada compiler, which
+	fully supports the new ISO standard, Ada 2012.  Moving to a
+	newer compiler allowed several important ports like PolyOrb and
+	GPRBuild to be upgraded to the latest available versions.  In
+	fact, almost every Ada port is currrently at its most recent
+	upstream version.</p>
+
+      <p>For non-Windows-based Ada development, &os; and DragonFly are
+	now undisputed as the go-to platforms.  The other candidates are
+	Debian and Fedora, but there are few Ada software on those
+	platforms that are not also in &os; ports tree, but the versions are
+	much older.  The Ports Collection also features software not found
+	anywhere else such as the USAFA's Ironsides DNS server,
+	libsparkcrypto, matreshka, GNATDroid (Android cross-compiler) and
+	several developer libraries.</p>
+
+      <p>A desired addition to the Ada ports will be SPARK 2014 (see
+	links), which should cement &os; as an option for professional,
+	safety-critical application development.  This package should
+	have its first release by early summer.</p>
+    </body>
+  </project>
 </report>


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