macports without XCode

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Nov 8 12:15:47 PST 2012

On Nov 8, 2012, at 02:12, Jamie Paul Griffin wrote:

> I haven't looked for ages but is the OpenDarwin project still going? I had thoughts once upon-a-time that this project might get going well enough to provide an entire Open Source platform that macports would be a great candidate for being the default package manager on; thus providing a complete OS environment that breaks away from Apple completely. Given the direction it looks like they're going in that would be fantastic. I wonder if something like that would ever happen. I've decided to stay at 10.7.x and not make the change Mountain Lion or beyond, I think someone else mentioned they were doing something similar on this list recently.

The OpenDarwin project was ended in 2006, at which time the DarwinPorts project changed its name to MacPorts to indicate its focus on Apple's commercial Mac OS X operating system, as opposed to any open-source efforts based on the underlying Darwin OS. OS X remains our focus today.

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