Where is the 1.3.2 dmg?
mark.duling at biola.edu
Mon Sep 25 17:42:29 PDT 2006
I can't make it happen, but FWIW I am in complete agreement. It is
confusing as it is. One of those options should be done a soon as
Ryan Schmidt <macports-2006c at ryandesign.com> writes:
>No comments at all regarding any of the below? :-)
>On Sep 11, 2006, at 22:47, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> I'm trying to refer someone to MacPorts as a very easy way to
>> install some Unix software (Subversion in this case). When I
>> installed DarwinPorts 1.0, it was very easy: I downloaded a disk
>> image, ran the enclosed installer package, and that was it.
>> But today when I click the Downloads link on www.macports.org I get
>> sent to the downloads directory in the Subversion repository which
>> offers no explanation of what I should download, and the only
>> choices for 1.3.2 (which is still named DarwinPorts, which is
>> confusing for newcomers who don't know that name, and which is also
>> not at the end of the list as expected but one before the end
>> because DarwinPorts 1.3.1 was named incorrectly with a lowercase p)
>> seem to be DarwinPorts-1.3.2.tar.bz2 and DarwinPorts-1.3.2-
>> archive.tar.bz2. Those names give me no information by which I
>> could divine the difference between the two or which one I should
>> be using, so I downloaded both to see what they were, and neither
>> of them were a disk image. I backtracked to the 1.3.1 directory
>> where I did find disk images. So where are the 1.3.2 disk images?
>> Should I recommend someone download the 1.3.1 disk image and then
>> selfupdate? Is the 1.3.1 disk image universal or only PowerPC? The
>> name doesn't indicate.
>> So the to-dos I see are:
>> - Rename the Darwinports-1.3.1 directory to DarwinPorts-1.3.1 for
>> - Create universal DarwinPorts 1.3.2 disk images
>> - On the Downloads page, link directly to these disk images
>> - On the Downloads page, use the Universal Binary logo
>> - Release a version of the software that is actually called
>> MacPorts (obviously that's being worked on)
>> I realize we're in a transition period here, but maybe some of
>> those can be done quickly anyway? How difficult is it to create the
>> disk image of 1.3.2, for example?
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