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Ports primarily for end-users

  • Accessibility (63) -- Ports to help disabled users.
  • Audio (833) -- Audio utilities - most require a supported sound card.
  • Deskutils (247) -- Various Desktop utilities.
  • Editors (261) -- Common text editors.
  • Finance (82) -- Monetary, financial and related applications.
  • Games (1030) -- Various and sundry amusements.
  • Graphics (901) -- Graphics libraries and utilities.
  • Multimedia (289) -- Multimedia software.
  • Net-p2p (133) -- Peer to peer networking software.
  • Print (432) -- Utilities for dealing with printing.
  • Shells (40) -- Various shells (tcsh, bash, etc).
  • Textproc (1239) -- Text processing/search utilities.

Ports primarily for system administrators and developers

  • Archivers (172) -- Utilities for archiving and unarchiving data.
  • Databases (613) -- Database software.
  • Devel (2848) -- Software development utilities and libraries.
  • Emulators (201) -- Utilities for emulating other OS types.
  • Java (438) -- Java language support.
  • Lang (447) -- Computer languages.
  • Ports-mgmt (56) -- Utilities for managing ports and packages.
  • Security (930) -- System security software.
  • Sysutils (830) -- Various system utilities.

Ports relating to computer communications and the Internet

  • Comms (163) -- Communications utilities.
  • Dns (130) -- DNS client and server utilities.
  • Ftp (123) -- FTP client and server utilities.
  • Irc (137) -- Internet Relay Chat utilities.
  • Mail (766) -- Electronic mail packages and utilities.
  • Mbone (18) -- Applications and utilities for the MBONE.
  • Net (1200) -- Networking utilities.
  • Net-im (142) -- Instant messaging software.
  • Net-mgmt (254) -- Network management utilities.
  • News (117) -- USENET News support software.
  • Www (1948) -- WEB utilities (browsers, HTTP servers, etc).

Ports relating to the X Window System

  • X11 (507) -- X Window System based utilities.
  • X11-clocks (58) -- X Window System based clocks.
  • X11-drivers (64) -- X Window System drivers.
  • X11-fm (38) -- X Window System based file managers.
  • X11-fonts (188) -- X Window System fonts and font utilities.
  • X11-servers (11) -- X Window System servers.
  • X11-themes (199) -- X Window System themes.
  • X11-toolkits (305) -- X Window System based development toolkits.
  • X11-wm (145) -- X Window System window managers.

Ports relating to science and engineering

  • Astro (91) -- Applications related to astronomy.
  • Biology (86) -- Software related to biology.
  • Cad (91) -- Computer Aided Design utilities.
  • Math (444) -- Mathematical computation software.
  • Science (134) -- Scientific software.

Ports relating to human languages

  • Arabic (11) -- Ported software for the Arabic market.
  • Chinese (142) -- Ported software for the Chinese market.
  • French (26) -- Ported software for French countries.
  • German (40) -- Ported software for Germanic countries.
  • Hebrew (7) -- Ported software for Hebrew language.
  • Hungarian (12) -- Ported software for the Hungarian market.
  • Japanese (420) -- Ported software for the Japanese market.
  • Korean (61) -- Ported software for the Korean market.
  • Polish (19) -- Ported software for the Polish market.
  • Portuguese (15) -- Ported software for the Portuguese market.
  • Russian (47) -- Ported software for the Russian market.
  • Spanish (7) -- Ported software for the Spanish market.
  • Ukrainian (12) -- Ported software for the Ukrainian market.
  • Vietnamese (21) -- Ported software for the Vietnamese market.

Ports in virtual categories (secondary groupings to above)

  • Afterstep (35) -- Ports to support the AfterStep window manager.
  • Elisp (141) -- Things related to Emacs Lisp.
  • Geography (61) -- Geography related ports.
  • Gnome (532) -- Components of the Gnome Desktop environment.
  • Gnustep (168) -- Software for GNUstep desktop environment.
  • Hamradio (50) -- Software for amateur radio.
  • Haskell (37) -- Software related to the Haskell language.
  • Ipv6 (720) -- IPv6 related software.
  • Kde (409) -- Software for the K Desktop Environment.
  • Kld (49) -- Kernel loadable modules.
  • Linux (239) -- Linux programs that can be run under binary compatibility.
  • Lisp (31) -- Things related to pure lisp.
  • Parallel (41) -- Applications dealing with parallelism in computing.
  • Pear (269) -- Utilities/modules that fall into the PEAR system.
  • Perl5 (3079) -- Utilities/modules for the PERL5 language.
  • Plan9 (10) -- Software from the Plan9 operating system.
  • Python (719) -- Software related to the Python language.
  • Ruby (295) -- Software related to the Ruby language.
  • Rubygems (90) -- Packages for the RubyGems system.
  • Scheme (44) -- Software related to the Scheme language.
  • Tcl80 (6) -- TCL v8.0 and packages which depend on it.
  • Tcl82 (3) -- TCL v8.2 and packages which depend on it.
  • Tcl83 (12) -- TCL v8.3 and packages which depend on it.
  • Tcl84 (69) -- TCL v8.4 and packages which depend on it.
  • Tk (3) -- Tk and packages which depend on it.
  • Tk80 (11) -- Tk8.0 and packages which depend on it.
  • Tk82 (6) -- Tk8.2 and packages which depend on it.
  • Tk83 (9) -- Tk8.3 and packages which depend on it.
  • Tk84 (98) -- Tk8.4 and packages which depend on it.
  • Tkstep80 (2) -- tkstep wm and packages which depend on it.
  • Windowmaker (121) -- Ports to support the WindowMaker window manager.
  • Xfce (64) -- Ports to support the Xfce desktop environment.
  • Zope (53) -- Software related to the Zope platform.

All other ports

  • Benchmarks (69) -- Utilities for measuring system performance.
  • Converters (135) -- Format conversion utilities.
  • Misc (516) -- Miscellaneous utilities.
  • Palm (43) -- Software support for the Palm(tm) series.