Subject: 10 years of pkgsrc - the interviews
To: None <>
From: Mark Weinem <>
List: netbsd-announce
Date: 10/17/2007 16:26:39
10 years ago - on October 3rd 1997 - the pkgsrc software management system 
was created by Alistair Crooks and Hubert Feyrer. pkgsrc, the NetBSD 
Packages Collection, was primary intended as packaging system for NetBSD. 
Derived from the FreeBSD Ports system, pkgsrc became a success story. 
Today, pkgsrc is a cross-platform framework, running on the BSDs, Linux, 
Solaris, Mac OS X, many Unix derivatives and even on Windows.

We continue the anniversary celebrations with a series of interviews: 
developers and users of pkgsrc and of related systems give insights into 
the history, the concepts, the problems and the future directions of 
packaging systems:

I wish to thank all participants:

Christoph Badura, Alistair Crooks, Marc Espie, Hubert Feyrer, Jordan K. 
Hubbard, Erwin Lansing, James K. Lowden and Joerg Sonnenberger!

Best regards, Mark Weinem