This is available in FreeBSD ports.
Here some screenshots.
Username: mrhbitOr a package for PC-BSD 7.x ?
Username: Gonhave done it. Gimme a week and i will approve it into pbidir.com
Gonzalo Martínez-Sanjuan Sánchez
PC-BSD Core Team Member
Problems with this:
- Getting a PBI approved is supposed to involve community testing, and review by those in charge of our PBI'safety (e.g. Gonzalo and a few others on the team page), which should also be impartial auditors - it's called common sense.
- This would make Gonzalo a repeat offender in by-passing the normal approval procedures for his own PBIs, if he does what he says he will do.
- If he does as his record and choice of words suggests, this is a conflict of interest, which I deem unethical.
- This is not the first time. someone involved in the PC-BSD project has "bent" the PBIDir rules, or endorsed doing so... when they are supposed to be enforcing them, for everyone including themselves!
- In the past a number of PBI's that have "skipped approval", and have resulted in stinging users or violating the rules of the day (ref: Kris (Realplayer, Java, BSD4Win), Charles (Firefox, Thunderbird), Gonzalo (Gnome, ...)), or just had half assed [lack of] testing that didn't catch obvious problems (ref: the 2nd Amarok PBI, Gnome 2). Considering the state of Documentation (how many general users know how to extract PBI w/o install, or how to reach the scripts before they are run), users will not see the code executed when they install a PBI (and most woulnd't understand it, or the implications), which IMHO is a major security risk -- unaudited PBI.
Is it a wonder, that I never send patches to these people... I wouldn't want my name associated with PC-BSD in any such capacity, period and end of quote. I remember I once compiled a list of the PC-BSD projects deficiencies, and took it up with one of the team members.... That was quite a while ago now; but no actual changes seem to have occured, beyond referencing revisions in the changelog for 7.0.1.
I think, if Gonzalo doesn't go by the book, maybe I will just happen to go public with them this time -- and expand the list!
I've had about enough of watching this chicken shit project. I may have mellowed in my increasing age, but not that far just yet.