GSoC 2013: Binaries Idea

Clemens Lang cal at
Sun Apr 14 02:33:58 PDT 2013

Hi and welcome to the MacPorts community!

On Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 01:37:39AM -0300, Marcelo Galvão Póvoa wrote:
> I think binary packages could benefit from some other useful perks
> such as: prior disk space requirement information and being able to
> query port contents such as in [1].

That sounds good and would be nice to have. Note that querying port
contents will only work for the configurations our buildbots actually
build, i.e. for the default variants only. However, having partial
information is better than having no information whatsoever, I guess ;)

> - Do I need prior knowledge of Tcl to be able to tackle this project?
> I have some experience with bash script.

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