Ada Tools in NetBSD pkgsrc Repository

Obviously I should’ve reported on this yesterday, but I got caught up in a bunch of meetings and other boring non-Ada things.

But here you go, with a slight delay:

The big news of the day is that NetBSD has imported all the packages(*) into the pkgsrc repository. This means that NetBSD and DragonFlyBSD users can build GNAT, the GNAT Programming Studio, and others from source today if they update pkgsrc to the repository head. They will show up in a few months in the next quarterly release (2011Q1), and at that time maintainers for NetBSD and DragonFlyBSD will build the binary packages.

You can read the full announcement here.

This is obviously good news, both for Ada in general and for *BSD users specifically.

Oh, and on a final note you can now subscribe to the DragonLace maillist for instant news and discussion about the project.

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