A list of software we would like to have in Ports collection but nobody did have time or skill to write a port yet. Everyone is encouraged to edit this page.

New ports

New ports you would like to have in the tree, if possible with more details about the procedure (expected difficulties and so), a partially working port skeleton if available and/or who is working on it if anyone.



Porting status

Who is working

Name of application + link to website

What does it do?

Current status and useful information for making a port

Who is currently working on the port


Text editor, written in CoffeeScript




Based on embedded chrome, see github repo



The original distributed source management system

Known to work on older FreeBSD.

Cinelerra CV

Cinelerra is the most advanced non-linear video editor and compositor for Linux/Unix.

WIP port for 2.3 exists but needs help


Cling is an interactive C++ interpreter, built on the top of LLVM and Clang libraries. Its advantages over the standard interpreters are that it has command line prompt and uses just-in-time (JIT) compiler for compilation.

Apache CloudStack

CloudStack is open source soxyceftware written in java that is designed to deploy and manage large networks of virtual machines, as a highly available, scalable cloud computing platform. It is sponsored by Citrix and donated to the Apache Software Foundation.


FUSE-based user-space file system with on-access anti-virus file scanning through clamd daemon.

Bugzilla Request


Etherpad is a hosted web service that allows really real-time document collaboration for groups of users. Google Inc. bought this software and released it under an open source license.

EtherPad Lite is a much improved version and has installation instructions for FreeBSD.


A filemanager in your Firefox browser


Flume is a distributed, reliable, and available service for efficiently collecting, aggregating, and moving large amounts of log data.



FreeCAD is a parametric 3D modeler made primarily to design real-life objects of any size.

A port of a much earlier version exsited as cad/freecad but was removed in 2009 as it no longer built. http://www.freecadweb.org/wiki/?title=Download#FreeCAD_Source_package


Imprudence Viewer is a SecondLife / OpenSim compatible viewer with a focus on usability, privacy and reputability.


a opensource enterprise-level database management system, providing support for variety of programming languages and environments.

It's rather complex task as Ingres has a lot of OS-depended parts and it's highly optimized for the target OS threading model.

Various i2p software

There is no i2p software such as i2pmessenger, etc.

See bug 186555



Porting status

Who is working

Intel C++ Compiler

Intel® compiler suites offer industry-leading C++ and Fortran compilers with optimization features and multithreading capabilities, highly optimized performance libraries, and error-checking, security, and profiling tools.

11.1.075 exists in pkgsrc using Linux binary emulation, older versions where ported to FreeBSD and a porter should have a look how it was done there, netchild@ is available for questions regarding the old versions


An open source web-based hosting control panel capable of managing multiple servers from one control panel

Bunch of PHP scripts, should be quick to port if time permits

ISP Control Panel

An open source project founded to build a Multi Server Control and Administration Panel

experimental port and installation steps are available


JDownloader is a download manager, written in Java, which allows the automatic download of files and split files from one-click hosting sites such as Rapidshare and Megaupload.


The first PlayStation Portable emulator that is written in JAVA. Most people think java is too slow. But Shadow and his team has proven us wrong.


Light Table is a next generation code editor that connects you to your creation with instant feedback. Light Table is very customizable and can display anything a Chromium browser can.

Build instructions


Me TV is a GTK desktop application for watching digital television services that use the DVB standard.


MakeMKV is a format converter, otherwise called "transcoder". It converts the video clips from proprietary (and usually encrypted) disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information but not changing it in any way.

source code FreeBSD port (work in progress)



A DTrace provider for Apache httpd.


netdata is a highly optimized Linux daemon providing real-time performance monitoring for Linux systems, Applications, SNMP devices, over the web! GPLv3, Live Demo

Mounting linprocfs to /proc partially helps to display some of the values


NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most tools do, it groups bandwidth by process. NetHogs does not rely on a special kernel module to be loaded. If there's suddenly a lot of network traffic, you can fire up NetHogs and immediately see which PID is causing this. This makes it easy to identify programs that have gone wild and are suddenly taking up your bandwidth.

Depends heavily on the linux procfs.


Network Forensic Analysis Tool.

Nevernote / Nixnote

An open source clone of Evernote which is a popular note-taking and web-clipping application.


An IaaS cloud computing project by Rackspace Cloud and NASA, written in Python, and available under an Apache License. It is also the core for Ubuntu cloud foundation technology.

OPM - Open PostgreSQL Monitoring

Open PostgreSQL Monitoring is a free software suite designed to help you manage your PostgreSQL servers. It's a flexible tool that will follow the activity of each instance. It can gather stats, display dashboards and send warnings when something goes wrong.



Porting status

Who is working


PlayStation 2 emulator


Open source Business Intelligence Suite, including Reporting, Analysis, Dashboards, Data Mining and a Business Intelligence Platform.

Known to work on FreeBSD. Open Office has optional support for this.


pgCluu is a PostgreSQL performances monitoring and auditing tool.


Asynchronous server-side framework for Web and network applications implemented in PHP using libevent. phpDaemon can handle thousands of simultaneous connections.


Apache Pig is a platform for analyzing large data sets that consists of a high-level language for expressing data analysis programs, coupled with infrastructure for evaluating these programs.



PowerTOP is a Linux tool to diagnose issues with power consumption and power management. In addition to being a diagnostic tool, PowerTOP also has an interactive mode where the user can experiment various power management settings for cases where the Linux distribution has not enabled these settings.


PRoot is a user-space implementation of chroot, mount --bind, and binfmt_misc. CARE monitors the execution of the specified command to create an archive that contains all the material required to re-execute it in the same context.

Too Linux-centric, mostly impossible to port, but it would be great to have such an application!


A new computer language released under an Apache License.

R Studio

An integrated development environment (IDE) for R.

Work in progress (stalled): http://people.freebsd.org/~zi/rstudio.shar

Second Life client

is a 3D online digital world imagined, created and owned by its residents. They provide the source code for their second life client under the GPL2.

There exist instructions and basic FreeBSD port already, but the port needs some serious attention, and the dependencies are obsolete.


SOFA is a user-friendly statistics, analysis, & reporting program. It is free, with an emphasis on ease of use, learn as you go, and beautiful output.

Update me

Mel Flynn


Spotify provides a Linux version of their music streaming client.

Does not not yet work with our Linux binary emulation. Attempt to make it work.


A programming language from Apple meant to replace ObjC

Progress spotted on github


A simple C++ library for constructing general Neural networks

Requires Vedvarsha


Vedvarsha is a program that can be used for handwriting script recogniton and OCR

Required by Syntatic


Torrentflux-b4rt allows you to control your internet downloads / transfers from anywhere using a highly configurable web based front end.


Vector is an on-host performance monitoring framework which exposes hand picked high resolution metrics to every engineer’s browser.


Open Source Network Forensic Analysis Tool.


A full-featured e-mail and groupware solution, focused towards clients using the MAPI standard.

OpenBSD port exists. There are a number of DEPRECATED warnings in the webaccess client, that may result in breakage. Patches against git master


Zimbra OpenSource Edition

Zimbra Collaboration Suite is an enterprise-class open source email, calendar and collaboration server.



Porting status

Who is working

Gnome RDP

RDP client for the GNOME desktop.

Koichiro Iwao meta@vmeta.jp


The CDE Desktop was opened sourced on 6 Aug '12

The Julia Language

high-level, high-performance dynamic programming language for technical computing

WIP repository


web spreadsheet


Universal VPN client

Working on it, install guide http://www.softether.org/5-download/src/2.unix

Tommy Scheunemann net@arrishq.net


Computational Fluid Dynamics

Work In Progress


system for building agents that perform automated tasks for you online


Issue Tracker

Has been run standalone and should run under container such as Tomcat or Glassfish


SPICE-compatible parallel electronic circuit simulator developed by Sandia

FreeBSD is supported: requires a port of Trilinos solver library


Solver Library

Required by xyce


zfs stats interface


SSL/TLS library

Iridium Browser

Web Browser based on Chromium with focus on privacy


High performance software renderer for Mesa


High performance distributed in memory database


High performance distributed in database

Greenplum DB

Data warehouse DB


load balancing HTTP(S) router


NES emulator


Programming education tool


Truecrypt fork


The following applications are not portable at the moment. This can change over time but most of the time only with cooperation from the upstream project.



Porting notes

Name of application + link to website

What does it do?

Why nonportable?


We're working on creating a non-proprietary, cross platform, extensible tool that will help enable new ways to playback, manage, and discover music. There are lots of ways to contribute your time to the project. We'd love your help!

Linux support was dropped recently. See the FreeBSD.org Forum Thread


obscure fusefs compat and SSL issues, i.e. it works, but not ready to be ported just yet

Enna Media Center

Enna is a Media Center application. Featuring a simple user interface, Enna is based on the powerful Enlightenment Foundations Libraries (EFL) as for its graphical user interface and GeeXboX libraries as for multimedia playback and information retrieval.

waiting for a useable release


A set of tools for accessing and modifying virtual machine (VM) disk images. It can access nearly any type of filesystem including: ext2/3/4, XFS, btrfs, VFAT, NTFS, UFS in various containers like raw, disks, qcow2, VirtualBox vdi, VMWare VMDK, CD and DVD ISOs, SD cards and dozens more

Seems to be fedora only software: needs febootstrap etc, however software may be able to be ported given febootstrap requirements


USB userland gamepad driver

Requires linux/uinput.h


IPTraf is a console-based network statistics utility for Linux. It gathers a variety of figures such as TCP connection packet and byte counts, interface statistics and activity indicators, TCP/UDP traffic breakdowns, and LAN station packet and byte counts.

Too many linuxisms


OpenIKEv2 is an open source IKEv2 implementation written in C++.

stuck in libopenikev2_impl linuxisms; libopenikev2 compiles okay.


WantedPorts (last edited 2016-05-21 16:04:48 by BenedictReuschling)