Where is the 1.3.2 dmg?

Mark Duling 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  
>> consistency
>> - 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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