Retiring ports.php

Mojca Miklavec mojca at
Thu Aug 15 14:06:30 UTC 2019

On Thu, 15 Aug 2019 at 15:27, Joshua Root wrote:
> I think is already clearly superior to ports.php, so
> we should change the Available Ports link to point there. However, we
> should not remove ports.php so as not to break existing links. I think
> we should make ports.php queries redirect to the corresponding p.m.o URL
> when possible (it won't always be possible since ports.php lets you
> search more fields).

What about specifying what is still missing and adding that
functionality to the new app?

> Thoughts?

I would definitely like to get a clear visible link to the main
website, as well as some post to macports-users and macports-announce.
Potentially we could even keep both sites for a little while. But what
would also be nice to do is some ability to back-link to the main
website from ports. Do we have someone with clear suggestions about
the landing page of

ports.php is simply part of the main page, so it's easy to keep
navigating to other parts of the site; we would need to add something
to the new app as well. Some kind of top / global menu, and definitely
improving the landing page.

At the same time it would also be nice to revive the discussion about
improving the overall design.
and converge to the design & content that we "all" want :)


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