I’ve used xbps on the command line and OctoXBPS as a GUI frontend, but I’m wondering: Is there a curses-like frontend for XBPS available, akin to Debian’s aptitude for APT?
Personally, I have never heard of something like that on this forum…
I’ve been working on a wrapper, not ncurses though.
I like the idea of a universal wrapper front-end, and this(or something like it) would provide all the heavy lifting for a graphical front-end. The closest thing I’ve seen that visually matches up with OctoXBPS is the “dimples” package manager used in FreeDOS. That’s what I’m looking for in a curses-based XBPS package manager.
me I don’t like the idea.
…but it doesn’t matter.
A ncurses frontend can really come in handy. The FDIMPLES software database manager is a great piece of software. For those interested in understanding what @ant_misfit was speaking of (hardly anyone else here knows it?) I’ll attach a screenshot
If there’s a packet driver supportingg your Ethernet NIC, and you set up a working connection in DOS, or did the same thing in a VM with an emulated PCNet II Fast, Realtek 8139 or what else, you may be interested too in FDNPKG, a package manager xapable of synchronizing repos, fetch latest package releases (sources included) from FreeDOS ftp Server, and install it under your PATH: basically a 16-bit XBPS
Compared with common DOS networking speed,it’s VERY fast and works like a charm