This page is rather dated. Most news is now published on the
This is the biggest release of FreshPorts since
April 2003 (nearly 18 months ago).
Some of the changes are big. Some are little. Those that appear below
are in no particular order.
As always, my thanks to those people who provided suggestions
and ideas which lead to the changes I've made.
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The VuXML project documents
security issues that affect the FreeBSD
operating system or applications in the
FreeBSD Ports Collection.
This documentation takes the form of of an XML file provided by the
vuxml port. FreshPorts now integrates
the information from that file with the commit history of each affect port.
For an example, have a look at the Firefox
port. Under commit history, you will see several instances of the
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on the icon to view details of the vulnerability.
Matthew Seaman is the man to thank for this feature. He wrote the code
that parses the vuln.xml file and allows me to record the information
in FreshPorts. Also thank the VuXML team for their work and for helping
me to understand the inner workings of the vuln XML data.
Link by package
You can now link to FreshPorts using just the package name. For example, you
can link to the Firefox port using this link: