Date: 27-07-05 21:25
Ephraim F. Moya wrote:
> Maybe you can make a deal with FreeBSD.
They won't know.
When you fetch the source for a port, it might come directly from the home page for the website. In which case, FreeBSD doesn't know anything about it. It might come from any one of the many FreeBSD mirrors, each of which is independently administered. To combine the statistics from each mirror is not a trivial task. However, if someone was to present me with the data in an appropriate form, I'd consider including it.
> Or: Can you suggest away for me to evaluate the ports.
Ask your friends. Search using Google.
> Or do I need to download and try them all?
If you want.
> What started this whole thing with me is that I want an email
> pair, pop and smtp. Who knows? Just reading the port
> descriptions does not help. So I'm left asking 'experts' who
> all have different advice. If you come back with your own
> advice, what do you base it on?
I ask around.