We have decided to move our source code repositories to BitBucket and convert them to use git for source control. Due to some issues with trac, the old subversion repository is not accessible at this time.
The long awaited Haiku R1 Alpha 4 has been released, and after a couple of major bugs discovered and squashed, a 4.1 has been released. http://www.haiku-os.org/news/2012-11-14_haiku_release_1_alpha_41
With the release of Haiku R1 Alpha 2, we are now using it to build the new ports you'll see on this site. At the moment, our freely provided FTP hosting, haiku-ports.de is down and not accessible. There are efforts in the pipeline to re-establish a new FTP location. On the Downloads page you'll start seeing files with r1a2 in the file name, that indicates that it's been built and tested on Haiku R1 Alpha 2. The Alpha 2 image contains both gcc2 and gcc4, but defaults to using gcc2. It also includes Perl 5.10.1 and Python 2.6.5. There's also cvs, subversion, git and mercurial, so you should be able to access most repositories right out of the box.
With the release of Haiku R1 Alpha1, we are now using it to build the new ports you'll see on this site. On the Downloads page you'll start seeing files with r1a1 in the file name, that indicates that it's been built and tested on Haiku R1 Alpha1. The Alpha1 image contains both gcc2 and gcc4, but defaults to using gcc2. It also includes Perl 5.10.1 and Python 2.6.2. There's also cvs, subversion, git and mercurial, so you should be able to access most repositories right out of the box.
ftp.haiku-ports.de will be serving our binaries from now on. The server and domain name are a generous gift from Daniel Weber. Thanks, Daniel!
To upload files, log in with your HaikuPorts user name and password. Passwords are automatically updated once a day. So when changing your password in Trac, the FTP server will still be requiring the old password for a couple of hours. The contents of the FTP server can also be browsed: http://www.haiku-ports.de/packages/. As you can see, the directory structure mimics the PortLog hierarchy.
When uploading binary files, be sure that you include an .OptionalPackageDescription file in the root of the zip file.
Dreamhost moved haiku-files.org to a new host. Unfortunately, this broke some things. I managed to get it working again, but I cannot be sure everything is fixed. If you run into anything peculiar, please let me know!
If you are new to Haiku or have been around for years and are interested in helping out, you've come to the right place. Take a look around the site and sign up for the mailing lists. Even if you are only interested in porting one or two things, every little bit helps, so join in the fun.
The HaikuPorts project has been relocated to the ports.haiku-files.org subdomain. The domain and hosting space are kindly provided by DreamHost.
While getting everything to run has proven to be quite the challenge, I can say that things are set up neatly now. A big advantage to the new hosting is that it allows a lot more flexibility. Along with a fresh Trac version, a number of plugins have been installed to provide some handy features. The PortLogPlugin? was developed especially for HaikuPorts to keep things neat in the PortLog. Last but not least, the website now looks a bit less dull thanks to the introduction of the HaikuPorts logo.