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Date:      Fri, 7 Jun 2013 02:23:42 -0700
From:      Waitman Gobble <>
To:        Shane Ambler <>
Cc:        FreeBSD Questions <>
Subject:   Re: why is ports web page so far out of date
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On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 11:29 PM, Waitman Gobble <> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 5, 2013 at 9:45 PM, Shane Ambler <> wrote:
>> On 05/06/2013 17:00, Waitman Gobble wrote:
>>> If you must have a web based version, another option is DIY roll your
>>> own ports index based on your own local ports tree. At least you can
>>> set it up how you want.
>>> a simple quick-together script running on my computer:
>>> there's a github link at the bottom of the page you can hack on if you
>>> wanna.
>>> cool thing is you can easily cross-reference all the corresponding
>>> gnats PR files in your mailbox to the generated port page, i'll add
>>> that bit tomorrow.
>> That looks useful. One thing I would think of adding is a search box.
>> I would have thought of breaking the lists into pages but am surprised at
>> how fast the longer pages are generated.
>> One port that it has an issue with is devel/pear-HTML_Select_Common the
>> <select> in the pkg-desc consumes all the following ports info. So you
>> probably want to escape or translate "<" ">" into &lt; &gt;
> hi,
> search box would probably be cool! :) I'll get on it.
> and yes, it /totally/ needed to broken up into pages. I think that's
> working now.
> Ok, I agree with you on the HTML entities, it's a done deal.. There
> are some updates to post. I have GNATS linked up. I thought I might
> have to cache a bunch of stuff considering
>> du -h ports
> 1.5G ports
> just the ports-related GNATS stuff is 1.5G. and growing every day. but
> it's live code, seems perky enough. It might be good to add in the
> mailing list stuff too. maybe 10x that 1.5G though, guessing.?
>  I'm thinking about trying to somehow cross-reference the Makefiles to
> the Porter's Handbook and maybe the .mk files. And maybe the other way
> around too. It's like a bag of examples.
> --

basic search box now working, posted on git.

I think maybe need list of ports modified selectable 1day-30days out.
But I think the site already does this, and
it's better anyhow.

Waitman Gobble
San Jose California USA

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