Subject: Re: Volunteers wanted for NetBSD-FreshPorts interface
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Dan Langille <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/03/2001 11:18:40
On 28 Dec 2000, at 0:15, Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Thu, 28 Dec 2000, Dan Langille wrote:
> > If anyone wishes to take up the torch and make it possible for NetBSD 
> > to be included within FreshPorts, their first port of call should be to join 
> > the mailing list by sending a message to 
> > with "subscribe develop" in the body of the 
> > message. 
> I'm not sure if anyone has time to work on this, but in case you missed
> it, there's always the NetBSD Fresh Packages RSS file at 
> Maybe you can merge that with what you come up?

Thanks for that.  It's very similar to what is produced by:

But I'm not sure if that can be used as the basis for a NetBSD feed.  For 
example, it's lacking the details of what files within the package were 
changed, which is essential to FreshPorts.  But it *is* a start.

The main reason for asking for a volunteer was twofold.  First, I'm 
preoccupied with getting the new version of the website functioning and 
need to delegate some tasks out  (for example, someone else is doing 
the FreeBSD/FreshPorts XML interface).  Second, I would prefer 
someone within the NetBSD community to provide the interface, for 
political, social, practical, and delegation reasons.

But if nobody steps forward, it'll just wait until it rises in priority.  :)


Dan Langille
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