Some ideas what new port categories could be. This is not about two-level categories, because those are not going to happen, anyway.

New real categories

Name

Details

Status

education

For educational application, including these ports.

games-arcade

(/games-arcade) for arcade games, about 63 candidates. Needs updating.

ide

For Integrated Development Environments. This was mentioned in the recent Eclipse bikeshed (see below). Eclipse is not the only IDE in the tree. Some people feel the IDEs do not really fit well in any individual category. There would be a few dozen ports.

voip

Or net-voip.

New virtual categories

Name

Details

Status

eclipse

At the very least it should be a virtual category. There would be at least 25 ports.

emacs

It seems very odd that we have an elisp category but not emacs. There would be at least 100 ports.

fpc

There are at least 60 ports with the prefix fpc- (FreePascal).

inputmethod

Just like the way NetBSD did that. There would be at least 20 ports.

latex

Or tex. There are at least 50 in the former.

Closed

Ideas

  1. Mavvie want to rename dns to net-dns to match net-mgmt, net-im and net-p2p. AMDmi3 suggests that it'd be nice to rename irc to net-irc as well then.

  2. tlp want to split games into subcategories.

  3. Split crypto out of security, xml out of textproc, perhaps?

  4. Split www into pieces, for example, www-servers, www-browsers, www-apps, and leave rest in www. Also check http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/getmsg.cgi?fetch=729101+0+/usr/local/www/db/text/2004/freebsd-ports/20041024.freebsd-ports (Link is broken) Mavvie's old post .

  5. Grrrr wants to move beyond categories to tags (http://bsd2.be/port-tags/ (link is broken)), so that we stop bikeshedding about where to put things.

  6. ThomasAbthorpe wants a new category i18n. The discussion.

Categories slated for removal


CategoryPorts CategoryTodo

Ports/NewCategories (last edited 2020-10-31T02:05:24+0000 by SashaVigole)