GSoC/GCI Archive
Google Summer of Code 2010 The FreeBSD Project

New experimental infrastructure for stable packages and binary updates

by ivoras for The FreeBSD Project

This proposal aims to offer at least an experimental implementation of both, in a way that offers user a subset of available ports (from the ports tree) in an ABI-stable way which will also be maintained for at least the period of 12 months from the SoC project start, together with their binary packages and a rsync-like distribution method for both. The proposed technologies for building this infrastructure include reliance on existing FreeBSD tools and libraries, with Lua as the glue language.