This morning, GitHub user gautambt ported FreeGrep to Minix 3. While the build system leaves something to be desired, I remain resolute in my desire to never learn Autoconf. I have pulled gautambt‘s changes into the master branch on GitHub.
In related news, I figured that after 12 years, it was time to let this thing graduate. So I cut a new release and have blessed it as version 1.0. The release should build cleanly on FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, and Minix 3. Compiling by hand, it will also build on OS X. You can download FreeGrep 1.0 from GitHub and ftp://ftp.jameshoward.us/pub/howardjp/grep/.