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straw 0.18.1 news Deleted on this many watch lists=0 search for ports that depend on this port
A desktop news aggregator for the GNOME 2 desktop
Was Maintained by: sheldonh@FreeBSD.org search for ports maintained by this maintainer
Port Added: 07 Apr 2003 15:57:08
License: not specified in port


Straw is a desktop news aggregator for the GNOME environment. Its aim is
to be a faster, easier and more accessible way to read news and blogs
than the traditional browser.

News aggregators read news, weblog or other feeds over the web and
aggregate them so the news items are readable from a single place,
regardless of their source. The data format aggregators utilize
to do their job is called RSS, standing either for Really Simple
Syndication or RDF Site Summary, depending on who you ask. At the
moment, there are two different, incompatible specifications, with
different objectives: RSS 0.9x/RSS 2.0 and RSS 1.0. Straw supports both
of them.

WWW: http://www.nongnu.org/straw/
SVNWeb : Main Web Site : Distfiles Availability : PortsMon

NOTE: FreshPorts displays only required dependencies information. Optional dependencies are not covered.

Required To Build:
  1. devel/py-orbit2
  2. x11-toolkits/py-gtk2
  3. lang/py-mx-base
  4. databases/py-bsddb3
  5. textproc/py-xml
  6. net/py-adns
  7. x11-toolkits/py-gnome2
  8. lang/python
Required To Run:
  1. lang/python
There are no ports dependent upon this port

No installation instructions: this port has been deleted.

The package name of this deleted port was:


Configuration Options
     No options to configure

Master Sites:
  1. ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/
  2. http://savannah.nongnu.org/download/straw/straw.pkg/0.18.1/

Number of commits found: 2

Commit History - (may be incomplete: see SVNWeb link above for full details)
DateByDescription
20 Jun 2003 09:57:28
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.18.1
sheldonh search for other commits by this committer
Remove the news/straw port.

It was an unspeakably lame effort on my part, and the feedback (including
at least one PR) received doesn't address all the issues that make it
suck.

Someone else can do it properly later, if they like.
07 Apr 2003 15:56:21
Original commit files touched by this commit  0.18.1
sheldonh search for other commits by this committer
Import straw 0.18.1:

Straw is a desktop news aggregator for the GNOME environment. Its aim is
to be a faster, easier and more accessible way to read news and blogs
than the traditional browser.

Number of commits found: 2

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