Written by Karl vom Dorff Friday, 29 July 2011 00:42
Brecht Machiels has won our 24th Thank You Award! There was no poll this time (as well as the last TYA), because it's getting harder to find developers that haven't already won the TYA. Perhaps we'll review this policy after the 25th award...
Brecht developed HaikuPorter.
HaikuPorter is a command line Python application that, using the information contained in a HaikuPort's BepFile:
- fetches the original source code archive
- extracts this archive
- patches the sources for compilation on Haiku
- builds the software
- installs the software
- zips up the resulting binary for distribution
Currently HaikuPorter can not automatically resolve any dependencies. The HaikuPorts project's main objective is the porting of software to Haiku, and not to create a package management system as powerful as Gentoo Portage or the FreeBSD ports system. Automatic dependency handling is therefor not high on the to-do list. More info...