Last night the FreeBSD ports tree broke the 12,000 mark. The tree has added about 2000 ports per year for the past four years. This graph shows the number of ports added per year since 1995.
I commend FreshPorts for providing such an excellent interface to the tree, and for keeping up with the growth in the number of applications available. FreshPorts recently integrated VuXML data, allowing users to visually see what port versions have a security issue. More details and information on other upgraded FreshPorts features are available here.