PortAuthority 2.8 released
kw at codebykevin.com
Thu May 7 07:58:48 PDT 2009
Code by Kevin has released PortAuthority 2.8, 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:
* Dock icon now changes when long-running process is active.
* Now uses system sounds to indicate when long-running process starts
* Can now copy text from the main data display.
* Fixed bug in printing engine; now prints correct number of copies.
* Fixed bug in serial number registration; now correctly calculates days
in demo period.
PortAuthority is shareware; a license costs $24.95 and a 30-day demo is
available. Mac OS X 10.4 is the minimum supported OS. PortAuthority is a
For more information about PortAuthority, including download links, see
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