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Phorogit Turns Two, Happy Birthday

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Published on 20 November 2009 07:06 PM EST
Written by Michael Larabel in Phoronix
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Today marks the two-year anniversary of the creation of Phorogit.com. Phorogit is the Git repository that is sponsored by Phoronix Media to house the development of a few free software projects.

The two most prominent projects currently housed at Phorogit are the ATI Catalyst Linux driver packaging scripts (fglrx-packaging.git) and the Phoronix Test Suite (phoronix-test-suite.git). The Catalyst packaging scripts allow distribution-specific packages to be built and installed easily on Arch, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, Red Flag, Slackware, SuSE, and Ubuntu. AMD's Linux team pulls from this repository and maintains the branches for their monthly driver releases.

All of the Phoronix Test Suite is developed and housed at Phorogit and that need not any explanation, if you are a frequent reader of Phoronix. There are also bits of other code lodged away here at Phorogit.

A overhaul of the Phorogit interface and web-based Git viewer is scheduled for 2010.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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