Interested in contributing to macports
ijackson at macports.org
Sun Nov 10 09:31:58 UTC 2019
Welcome to The MacPorts Project!
On Sun, Nov 10, 2019 at 10:01 AM Gaurav Punjabi
<gaurav.bpunjabi at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey, I'm Gaurav Punjabi. I'm currently pursuing a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science. I'm interested in contributing to MacPorts. But I'm a little bit confused on where to start.
Do you already have MacPorts installed on your computer? Also, do you
have a MacOS system or Linux ?
You can either start with contributing to the core behind macports
i.e., macports-base or add/update existing portfiles (recipes to
install packages) i.e., macports-ports.
To get started with contributing to macports-base, we have an
introductory video which will explain about the codebase very well.
To jump into creating or working on existing portfile, our guide on
portfile development is a good starting point. You may also read
existing portfile in our macports-ports repository.
There are also web app and buildbot based projects you may look into.
And if interested in something more, we have Universal Packaging Tool
Hope this gets you started and help in making your first contribution
to MacPorts :)
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