OpenBSD Journal

New Ports of The Week (April 13)

Contributed by maxime on from the pounding-on-my-webserver-like-a-siege dept.

There were 8 new ports for the week of April 6 to April 12:

Some ports had updates that users should be aware of. No port was removed.

New ports, listed in the order they were committed to the tree:

  • x11/gnome/video-arcade
    • GNOME Video Arcade is a clean and simple MAME front-end for the GNOME Desktop Environment.
      GNOME Video Arcade recognizes that the frontend is not the point, the games are. As such, its chief design goal is to help you quickly find a game to play and then get out of the way. Its purpose is not to help you manage your ROM collection, nor to provide a confusing graphical interface for MAME's plethora of configuration options. It can utilize third-party data files like arcade history and game categories.
  • www/py-webkitgtk
    • PyWebKitGtk allows Python (Gtk) developers to create software on top of the WebKitGtk rendering engine.
  • x11/farsifonts-ttf
    • This project aims at increasing the number of available Arabic free and open source fonts. The goals of this project are:
      • Create and/or salvage free and open TTF Arabic fonts.
      • To better couple and artistically match Arabic fonts to their latin counterparts.
  • textproc/py-sphinx
    • Sphinx is a tool that makes it easy to create intelligent and beautiful documentation for Python projects (or other documents consisting of multiple reStructuredText sources), by Georg Brandl. It was originally created to translate the new Python documentation, but has now been cleaned up in the hope that it will be useful to many other projects.
  • benchmarks/siege
    • Siege is an HTTP regression testing and benchmarking utility. It was designed to let web developers measure the performance of their code under duress, to see how it will stand up to load on the internet. Siege supports basic authentication, cookies, HTTP and HTTPS protocols. It allows the user hit a web server with a configurable number of concurrent simulated users. Those users place the webserver "under siege".
  • books/wndw
  • www/pound
    • The Pound program is a reverse proxy, load balancer and HTTPS front-end for Web server(s). Pound was developed to enable distributing the load among several Web-servers and to allow for a convenient SSL wrapper for those Web servers that do not offer it natively.
  • graphics/freeglut
    • freeglut is a completely OpenSourced alternative to the OpenGL Utility Toolkit (GLUT) library written by Mark Kilgard.
      GLUT (and hence freeglut) allows the user to create and manage windows containing OpenGL contexts on a wide range of platforms and also read the mouse, keyboard and joystick functions.
      Note: the ports that was using glut were updated to use freeglut.

Updated ports that users should be aware of:

(Comments are closed)

  1. By sthen@ (2a01:348:108:55:216:41ff:fe53:6a45) on

    Hooray for freeglut - so now if you want to play crack-attack^W^W test DRM diffs with something other than the world's worst 3D benchmark, you can just pkg_add, no need to waste time building the non-free glut library yourself from the ports tree.

    1. By Anonymous Coward ( on

      >'s worst 3D benchmark...

      out of curiosity, i ran glxgears on my workstation. with its window maximized on my 1600x1200 lcd, i counted 75 frames in 60 seconds. that's a pathetically slow 1.25FPS, but the program claimed it was giving me on the order of 50FPS! hilarious! 8-|


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