Thursday, April 1, 2010 GNU-Darwin Distribution: News

Project News for GNU-Darwin Distribution

  • GNU-Darwin: Celebrate and Indulge!

    The TDC ports tree is in GNU-Darwin CVS. Thank you, SourceForge! Join us at GNU-Darwin and celebrate the future of this new platform.


    2001-07-14 21:41:30 GMT by proclus

  • GNU-Darwin: CD release

    CD release: Many of the GNU-Darwin ports are now available on CD. The 4
    disc set also includes Darwin1.3.1, the GNU-Darwin Porting Engine, and
    almost 2000 ported packages for GNU-Darwin and MacOSX from the FreeBSD
    ports collection. Check it out.

    We are working to get the CVS repository updated with the ports tree as
    soon as possible. See the support request log.

    Michael L. Love

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    2001-06-04 17:21:18 GMT by proclus

  • GNU-Darwin: APSL 1.2 is OSI approved

    It appears that APSL is now OSI compliant and unambiguously an open source licence. Here are a couple of links for reading about this new development.


    2001-05-11 16:10:41 GMT by proclus

  • GNU-Darwin porting engine

    Here is some more information about how to run the
    GNU-Darwin porting engine on you computer.

    In addition, we have place the Linux version of our sources in CVS.


    2001-05-11 01:37:43 GMT by proclus

  • Proposal: ports for GNU-Darwin

    I'm the founder of The GNU-Darwin Distribution.

    In order to expedite the porting of free software to GNU-Darwin, I have ported the FreeBSD package system and ports tree to Darwin. I would like to deposit this source tree at SourceForge anonymous CVS. We could deposit it with the GNU-Darwin project, or we could create a new project for the Darwin ports tree as you like. Using this system, I have created almost 2000 packages in two months. Here is some information about the ports collection from FreeBSD.

    The mininal gzipped source tarball for Darwin is 14megabytes, which is equivalent to the ports.tar.gz from FreeBSD. This does not include the Darwin specific changes to the individual ports. Unpacked with all the Darwin changes in place, the source tree requires over 10gigabytes. It can be expect to grow over the course of time. Of course, the disk requirements at SourceForge are likely to be much less if gzip is built into the CVS system.

    I would like to commence a cvs vendor start before May 21st. In addition, The GNU-Darwin project will be transitioning away from porting and towards the refinement of the existing code base and distribution.

    Incidentally, I also have the FreeBSD ports system working on the following operating systems; Linux, LinuxPPC, and OpenBSD. Some additional work is required in the realm of fileio compatibility to get the package system fully working for Linux systems, although I have useful limited working versions now. GNU-Darwin intends to exploit these advances towards user empowerment and freedom.

    Michael L. Love

    cc: CVS, Server, GNU-Darwin News, GNU-Darwin Developers,

    2001-04-25 18:12:23 GMT by proclus

Here are some GNU-Darwin News releases going back to the very beginning. More to come.


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