[MacPorts-announce] MacPorts 2.0.0 has been released

Joshua Root jmr at macports.org
Fri Jul 22 00:03:34 CEST 2011

The MacPorts Project is happy to announce that the 2.0.0 version has now
been released. It is available via the usual methods:

 - selfupdate if you already have MacPorts installed
 - package installers in DMGs for 10.5 [1], 10.6 [2], and 10.7 [3] (all
   universal builds, the first i386/ppc and the latter two i386/x86_64)
 - source tarballs, both .tar.bz2 [4] and .tar.gz [5]
 - subversion tag [6]

The list of what's new in 2.0.0 is quite extensive (so I won't list it
here), the details can be found in the NEWS [7] file or the somewhat
more exhaustive ChangeLog [8].

Of particular note is that everything is now in place on the client side
to allow MacPorts to automatically download and install pre-built
archives. Hopefully there will be more news on this front in the near

Note that the installer will convert your port images to a new format,
which can take quite some time. Your registry will also be converted to
SQLite format if you have not switched already.

A big thanks to the developers for their hard work with all of the
various features and bug fixes in 2.0.0, and to all those who helped out
by reporting bugs or testing.

Detached PGP signatures for the DMGs and source tarballs have been made
with my key, which is available on the keyservers and my MacPorts wiki
page [9].

- Josh

[4] <https://distfiles.macports.org/MacPorts/MacPorts-2.0.0.tar.bz2>
[5] <https://distfiles.macports.org/MacPorts/MacPorts-2.0.0.tar.gz>
[6] <https://svn.macports.org/repository/macports/tags/release_2_0_0>
[9] <https://trac.macports.org/wiki/jmr>

PS, my PGP key ID is B70C8867DCDBFF26,
fingerprint B6D0 0D4B 209D 03FF 2BCE  B77F B70C 8867 DCDB FF26

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