Thomas Abthorpe, ports guy


Archive for August, 2009

CFT – misc/compat7x port

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Renato Botelho, aka garga, and I picked up the gauntlet and put together the compat7x port for the upcoming release of FreeBSD 8.

We initially targeted a small audience, and gradually extended our scope. We are now looking for more testers. Those inclined to give it a try are encouraged to download the shar from

Please note that the standard disclaimers apply.

Any feedback is appreciated to garga@ and/or tabthorpe@

Written by tabthorpe

August 21st, 2009 at 4:56 pm

Posted in FreeBSD

Introducing new Ports Committer, Dima Panov

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I will be mentoring Dima along with Martin Wilke. Dima was instrumental working behind the scenes in preparing the FreeBSD port of KDE 4.3 and as a result we are punishing him with a commit bit.

Dima’s new handle is [email protected]

Just remember Dima, you are not a real committer until you break the INDEX, then fix it!

Written by tabthorpe

August 11th, 2009 at 11:54 pm