[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)
[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)
Juli is coming to an end so there should be a new article on the Eerie Linux blog! Here it is. It's not about a single technical topic, though. More of a "meta" article. Im writing about what I'd like to be writing about soon! No, I haven't been on vacation or anything. Sometimes things … Continue reading Summer Sun and microsystems
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
As the year comes to an end, I've seen quite some interest in my previous post. There has been a question on Reddit what the benefit(s) of Raven over Pkgsrc might be and why the developers don't simply join an existing effort instead of building something new. I've touched on this topic about half a … Continue reading Ravenports explained: Why not just join XYZ?
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?
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
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