Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (2/2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/cross-platform_package_building_pt2.gmi The previous article (part 1) on cross-platform package management / package building covered the basics by taking a look at what some of the many difficulties are. It briefly described some … Continue reading Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (2/2)

Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (1/2)

[New to Gemini? Have a look at my Gemini FAQ.] This article was bi-posted to Gemini and the Web; Gemini version is here: gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/kraileth/neunix/2021/cross-platform_package_building_pt1.gmi This is the first of a two articles on cross-platform package management / package building. It covers the basics by discussing why it is actually surprisingly (to many people) difficult to … Continue reading Cross-platform package building: Pkgsrc vs. Ravenports (1/2)

Rusted ravens: Ravenports march 2019 status update

It's been a couple of months since I last wrote about Ravenports, the universal *nix application building framework. Not exactly being a slowly moving project, a lot has happened since then. Platform support Raven currently supports DragonFly BSD, FreeBSD, Linux and Solaris/Illumos, the latter being only in the form of binary packages (except for when … Continue reading Rusted ravens: Ravenports march 2019 status update

One year of flying with the Raven: Ready for the Desktop?

It has been a little over one year now that I'm with the Ravenports project. Time to reflect my involvement, my expectations and hopes. Ravenports Ravenports is a universal packaging framework for *nix operating systems. For the user it provides easy access to binary packages of common software for multiple platforms. It has been the … Continue reading One year of flying with the Raven: Ready for the Desktop?

Ravenports: Status update and the Dragonfly case

This is part three of a series of posts on cross-platform package management. The previous posts contained general thoughts about software packaging today and a somewhat in-depth overview on the Ravenports package system. In this post I want to give some more background on why Ravenports might be interesting to some people and explain the … Continue reading Ravenports: Status update and the Dragonfly case

Ravenports: A modern, cross-platform package solution

This post is about Ravenports, a universal package system und building framework for *nix systems (DragonflyBSD, FreeBSD, Linux and Solaris at the time of this writing). It's a relatively young project that begun in late February 2017 after a longer period of careful planning. The idea is to provide a unified, convenient experience in a … Continue reading Ravenports: A modern, cross-platform package solution