PortAuthority 4.0 released
kw at codebykevin.com
Wed Jun 8 13:50:26 PDT 2011
Code by Kevin has released PortAuthority 4.0, 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:
* Fully native UI appearance with Cocoa toolbars.
* Improvements in print engine.
* Improved stability with internal use of AppleScript.
PortAuthority is shareware; a license costs $24.99 and a 30-day demo is
available. Mac OS X 10.6 is the minimum supported OS.
For more information about PortAuthority, including download links, see
Code by Kevin
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