New ports announce mailing list

December 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

At the request of adamw@ (and others) we have setup a ports-announce@ mailing list to try distinguish the usual traffic on the ports@ list vs the announcements that seem to get lost in there.

You can subscribe at

It is intended, but not limited, to be a means of communicating portmgr@ announcements, Calls for Testing, plus other relevant information to be used by our committers and ports maintainer community.

It is our hope to keep this relatively low in traffic. It is a moderated list, under the auspices of portmgr@.

Please subscribe, sit back, and enjoy.

on behalf of portmgr@

Please welcome Beat Gaetzi to the Ports Management team

December 2, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

We are pleased to announce the addition of Beat Gaetzi (beat@) to the team. Beat, like many others was a long time contributor prior to receiving his commit bit in 2009. Beat is well know for his work with the Gecko and Vbox teams, in addition to his hosting of test/development repositories for many of our community members.

Beat’s next unenviable task will be taking us through the rocky road ahead in migrating the CVS Ports repository to Subversion.

Please join me in welcoming Beat to the team. Congratulations Beat!

on behalf of portmgr@