Scott Webster sewebster at
Tue Feb 15 12:10:24 PST 2011

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 10:13 AM, Dennis C <dcswest at> wrote:
> Greetings;
> Wondering why Gimp or any program available as a dmg, such as the Gedit too
> that recently came up in discussion, is still even in MacPorts.  Why would
> one still want to launch it through a shell as an X app when it can be had
> natively in Aqua?

One reason is to keep more of your software controlled through one
interface, in this case the port command.  This allows you to keep
gimp, dependencies etc. updated easily and so forth.  I can certainly
see some people preferring to do it a different way, this is just one


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