Handing over the sources of Porticus

Chris Jones christopher.rob.jones at cern.ch
Thu Mar 24 13:26:33 PDT 2011

> Yes, we have developed our own GUI already which uses a real framework
> instead of screen scraping. It's meant to be much more robust that way,
> by using the API we provide. As far as I know, Porticus does not work
> with the preferred 'portdbformat sqlite' as it relies on information in
> the file hierarchy from the old flat registry.
> http://trac.macports.org/wiki/MacPortsGUI
> It has been developed as part of Google's Summer of Code in 2009 and
> 2010. The main problem is that outside this work from students almost
> nobody touched the code...

Hmm. Just tried installing it via 'port'

When it starts up it asks where my 'Tcl' path is... It says it is normally, '/Library/Tcl', but this does not exist for me... I'm running SL (10.6.7) and macports 1.9.2. What should I put here ? 

It also says it was only tested for macports 1.8, which is pretty old now...

I agree, it needs a little work before it could really replace Porticus.


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