PortAuthority 6.1 released

Kevin Walzer kw at codebykevin.com
Sun Apr 13 21:06:11 PDT 2014

Code by Kevin has released PortAuthority 61, a GUI for the MacPorts Unix 
software management system for Mac OS X.

PortAuthority provides a graphical user interface for the MacPorts 
software management system for Mac OS X. MacPorts is a powerful 
command-line tool for installing and updating a variety of Unix-based 
applications for the Mac. Its power, though, comes at the cost of some 
complexity; in the past the only way to utilize MacPorts was to type in 
various commands into the Mac's Terminal application, which can be 
intimidating for those users without a Unix background.

PortAuthority aims to bring the power of MacPorts to the traditional Mac 
user by providing a user-friendly graphical interface to MacPorts. Using 
a familiar combination of windows, icons, and menus, PortAuthority users 
can search, install, update, and remove MacPorts programs and the 
MacPorts infrastructure itself.

Among the features and improvements in this release and the previous 
release, 6.0:

  * Improvements in Sparkle update engine.
  * Fix Mavericks bug with running command with elevated privileges.
  * UI improvements.
  * Updated, modern UI with support for Retina displays.
  * Makes use of native API's for elevated privileges.
  * Fullscreen support.
  * Supports Lion-stye auto- and sudden-termination.
  * More responsive display of data.
  * Search term now continuously updated as data display scrolls.
  * Update to printing engine.

PortAuthority is shareware; a license costs $29.99 and a 30-day demo is 
available. Mac OS X 10.9 is the minimum supported OS. Upgrades are 
always free to registered users.

For more information about PortAuthority, including download links, see 
Kevin Walzer
Code by Kevin/Mobile Code by Kevin

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