Since FreshPorts started caching the HTML, the watch list count started to lag. At present, it is refreshed only when the port is updated. The BETA website has a patch for this. It should go into production soon. To play with the patch, login at the BETA website, and add/remove a port to/from your watch […]
This is a starting introduction to the FreshPorts database. Hopefully it will prompt questions. Ask. The key data component of FreshPorts is the commit. These are stored in the commit_log table. Each commit affects one or more files, known in the database as elements. The elements table is a self-referencing table and represents the files
FreshSource has long has a tool for walking the source tree. By source tree, do not think src. Think ports, www, src, docs, everything that you can see through cvsweb. The screen shot you see is what FreshSource looks like on my laptop. I’m happy with this progress, which represents about two hours of work.
One of the as yet unexploited capabilities of the FreshPorts database is the ability to watch non-ports. On the train from Ottawa to Montreal, as I was headed for the PHP Conference, I worked on creating notification reports for non-ports. It took about an hour, but I suceeded. The changes are not significant, and I
Christian Ullrich found a problem with the Watch List updating pages. Over the past few weeks, we’ve been working on fixing it. I’ve been coding. He’s been verifying. Today we fixed it. The changes should go into production soon (if they aren’t already). The other thing he mentioned was sorting by last update. If there
Following on from the previous post, I found myself with a few hours to myself tonight. The estrogen in the house went out as a group so I managed to do a bit more coding on the FreshPorts listening daemon.
I have good news. Not only I have returned from OSCON with 8 (eight) Raptor HDD in tow, but I made good use of the travel time to start coding some new features. What new features? Well! Filtering – I made a first crack at filtering on the way from Detroit to Portland, OR. It
Royce Williams wrote in with a good suggestion about the watch list interface. When I read it, I immediately new it was a good idea. Royce said the existing icons for adding and removing a port from the watch list were not intuitive. He suggesting using as a base, and putting either a plus (+)