Porticus 1.0b1 Released
alittledrop at gmail.com
Tue Jun 5 18:46:52 PDT 2007
Both positive and negative feedback can be useful. Certainly I have no
philosophical problem with distributing the application as a port itself and
it is certainly I something I will look at. My initial concern however is to
make the application as useful and Mac-like as possible, hopefully making
MacPorts more accessible to the wider community.
Thanks for the feedback,
On 6/6/07, Arno Hautala <fracai at mac.com> wrote:
> On 2007/06/05, at 21:13, Randall Wood wrote:
> > On 5 Jun 2007, at 20:53, Richard Laing wrote:
> >> Porticus is a Cocoa GUI for the MacPorts package manager. The
> >> first beta has just been released and is available at http://
> >> porticus.alittledrop.com. Any comments or feedback would be
> >> greatly appreciated.
> >> Features:
> >> Viewing the current MacPorts categories
> >> Installing, uninstalling, updating, activating and deactivating ports
> >> Port variant handling
> >> MacPorts self-update support
> >> Growl Integration
> >> Sparkle software updates.
> > It is really insulting to have a MacPorts ports manager that uses a
> > non-Macports means to update itself and that can not be installed
> > via MacPorts. If you really want to contribute to our project, you
> > would produce an application that is delivered via port, and that
> > is as open as the rest of the MacPorts project is.
> ... or
> Wow, it's great to see more contributions and interest in MacPorts
> and its community!
> One note though, it'd be great if the app could be installed and
> updated via MacPorts itself. If you need some help putting a
> portfile together I'm sure the dev list could be of help.
> Even better would be if it was, or will be, open source like the rest
> of MacPorts. Granted, not all software is open source and that is
> not the only valid philosophy, but it's something to keep in mind or
> consider anyway.
> Personally, it's great to see another GUI layer for MacPorts. I just
> downloaded PortAuthority today and haven't yet had a chance to try it
> out. We'll see how the competition works out. :)
> Sparkle is a great new update system and Growl is always nice to see.
> Thanks for the notice, I look forward to trying it out.
> >> The beta expires on 30th June 2007.
> >> I hope you find this useful.
> Hopefully more will.
> -- --
> arno s. hautala /-\ arno at alum.wpi.edu
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