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Bradley Giesbrecht brad at pixilla.com
Fri Jan 8 16:20:05 PST 2010

Since nothing I have installed has any notes in the portfile but many  
of them have ui_msg could we possibly add a flag or another command to  
print the ui_msg as well?

port notes apache2 :ui_msg

// Brad

On Jan 8, 2010, at 3:39 PM, Joshua Root wrote:

> On 2010-1-9 09:40 , Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
>> On Jan 8, 2010, at 9:21 AM, Joshua Root wrote:
>>> On 2010-1-9 03:38 , Bradley Giesbrecht wrote:
>>>> Is there a port command for just printing out the port ui_mesg?
>>>> If not this might be simple to implement and useful.
>>> Well, ui_msg is just a procedure and as such can be called
>>> conditionally, so there's no such thing as "the" ui_msg for a port.
>>> Anything the user might want to see again should be done with the
>>> 'notes' feature introduced in 1.8.
>> I haven't seen 'notes' in a portfile yet.
>> Is the idea that most of the stuff that is currently in ui_msg  
>> should be
>> moved to notes?
>> Can you give me an example of the Portfile variable and port command
>> usage for notes?
> color-theme-mode.el was the first example I found. Usage is just
> "port notes <portname>"
> - Josh

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