GSoC 2018: Interested in Improving startup item code

Abhishek Singh Bisht abhisinghbisht04 at
Sat Feb 17 18:37:03 UTC 2018

Hi Jackson,

Thanks for taking time, I appreciate it. Will proceed as you said. Also i
was thinking wether or not it’d be feasible to remove all dependencies on
Xcode? I mean shouldn’t the command line tools suffice? I read that some
ports mandatorily require Xcode, but is there any possibility?


On Sat, 17 Feb 2018 at 6:50 PM, Jackson Isaac <ijackson at> wrote:

> Hi Abhishek,
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2018 at 6:12 PM, Abhishek Singh Bisht
> <abhisinghbisht04 at> wrote:
> > Hello everyone,
> >
> > I am interested in contributing to your project, by helping improve the
> startup item code. I have seen the project description and will definitely
> be able to implement the required features probably a couple extra ones too
> by the end of summer.
> >
> Welcome to the MacPorts community!
> > This mail is just to say hi and introduce myself, so I am Abhishek, a
> third year B.E Computer Science and Engineering student from JSS Science &
> Technology University(Formerly, SJCE Mysore).
>  Thanks for your introduction. I am Jackson Isaac, one of the backup
> admin and mentor this year for The MacPorts Project.
> >
> > To be honest I am proficient in C, Python but do not have direct hands
> on experience with TCL, only have seen a bit of it when dealing with
> TKinter in Python. Having said that, I am pretty sure it wouldn’t require
> much time for me to learn TCL.
> >
> To begin with, you can go through [1]. This will give you a gist of Tcl.
> Our code is at [2]. Clone, build and run - If you face issues or
> difficulties feel free to ask :).
> Try to understand the codebase and probably try to fix any open bugs
> [3]. You can even start with Portfile development. I would like you to
> open Pull Requests on github with your modifications.
> For a walk-through the code base, you can also refer [4].
> I hope you are also following our discussions on -dev list regarding
> the projects (there is also a detailed discussion going on regarding
> the project that you showed interest in). Feel free to add anything
> that you would like to. We would love to hear your views and thoughts
> too.
> Reference:
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]
> [4]
> --
> Jackson Isaac
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