MacPorts / GNOME Weekly Report

Randall Wood rhwood at
Sat Sep 23 03:41:06 PDT 2006

This is the first of what I hope will be a weekly report on the  
goings on with the GNOME packages carried by the MacPorts project.

Most of the ports in the GNOME Platform are at least at the correct  
major.minor version, if not the most current version, with a couple  
of exceptions:

	gnome-vfs is a development version, as the current stable version  
requires a rigorous dbus, which MacPorts currently does not have. I  
have submitted some bug reports to the dbus project, trying to get  
dbus working.
	This is a new package in GNOME, and just simply has not been ported  
yet. Anyone want to help?
	This package used to have some very nasty dependencies that niether  
the Fink or MacPorts projects got working well (last time I attempted  
building this port). It may be portable now, but I have yet to  
attempt it. Most ports that would use it gracefully work around its  
The GNOME desktop is slowly being updated to the current packages,  
although any efforts on my part are directed at getting the platform  
working well first. My lowest priority with the GNOME packages is  
getting previously unported packages ported.

As always, any assistance in getting the GNOME packages ported or  
existing ports updated is appriciated.

I have a semi-automated status list[1] of GNOME packages with the  
porting status. Packages listed as broken without comment are most  
likely on my machine at a more recent version than MacPorts is  
distributing as I have upgraded the port, but the upgrade has not  
filtered through the entire rsync process yet.

This "report" has also been posted on my blog[2].


Randall Wood
rhwood at

"The rules are simple: The ball is round. The game lasts 90 minutes.  
All the
rest is just philosophy."

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