GSoC Project: Revitalizing Pallet

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Wed May 6 17:40:15 PDT 2015

On May 6, 2015, at 5:14 PM, Kyle Sammons wrote:

> My name's Kyle Sammons and I've been accepted into this years GSoC. I was also a GSoC participant for MacPorts last year working on Project "Clean-up Stuff", which created the "port doctor" and "port reclaim" commands. 
> My project for this year is to get Pallet, the MacPorts GUI, up and running with the support for newest versions of OS X and XCode. After that, I intend to give it, and the Framework, some more modern-day-MacPorts features. No features are set in stone as of yet, but I'm considering adding doctor, reclaim, rev-upgrade, a progress bar, or possibly even the ability to edit portfiles.
> Once again, none of these potential features are set in stone so if you guys would like to suggest any that would be nice to have, or have some questions/concerns about the project, feel free to shoot me an email. 

Great idea! I would only propose that you *not* pursue the idea of letting people edit portfiles, as that opens up lots of possibilities for problems. Pallet should be the utility for users who are not comfortable using the command line. Those users don't need to be editing portfiles.

More information about the macports-dev mailing list