MacPorts and Summer of Code

Eric Hall at
Thu Mar 1 14:57:12 PST 2007

On Thu, Mar 01, 2007 at 10:55:12PM +0530, Anant Narayanan wrote:
> >> What kind of projects do you have in mind for the Summer of Code people
> >> to take on?
> > 
> > The project I personally was planning on doing was an official GUI for
> > MacPorts. Currently, there's only a non-free (in all senses of the word)
> > frontend.
> > 
> > Apart from this, porting a major application: like the next big
> > Gnome/KDE could also fit the bill. Surely, you guys must be having a
> > TODO list? :)
> Additionally, any general *nix application that hasn't been ported to
> Darwin/OSX yet will qualify as a MacPorts project. There are tons of
> these out there, so a proposal could either contain porting several
> small applications or one big one; the coding time allowed is 3 months.

	One very useful thing I can think of is getting dependencies
to support variants - i.e. port 1 need 'port 2 +variantA'.


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