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FreeBSD Packages Was: Intermediate Summary

From: Fred Kiefer
Subject: FreeBSD Packages Was: Intermediate Summary
Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2014 19:15:42 +0100
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On 07.01.2014 18:10, David Chisnall wrote:
> On 7 Jan 2014, at 14:13, Stefan Bidi <address@hidden> wrote:
>> The first step for anyone new to GNUstep, after they realize the
>> distro supplied packages are sorely out-of-date, will be to compile
>> it using the standard compiler/runtime supplied to build GNUstep.
> Both OpenBSD and FreeBSD ship with GNUstep packages that are up to
> date and compiled with sensible options.  I've not tried the OpenBSD
> ones, but on FreeBSD things like ARC and libdispatch work out of the
> box.  We should perhaps have a prominent list of systems with
> up-to-date packages so that people know what is sensible to install
> in a VM if they want to play with GNUstep.

I just checked for FreeBSD and the pages  our wiki links to
( and
are both one version behind. Not a big difference and we just released
that version two weeks ago.

And the more official looking page is even two releases behind.
(And why is there this inconsistency? I would expect both to be the same

When I look at I
see the same old packages.

I am not saying that any of this is a big problem for somebody just
wanting to try out GNUstep.

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