A general philosophical question about MacPorts
dave at horsfall.org
Wed Feb 20 03:42:27 UTC 2019
On Wed, 20 Feb 2019, macports at raf.org wrote:
> The only reason I use macos at all is because it's unixy. I spend most
> of my time in full screen X11 using many programs and languages from
> macports. Even without X11, macports makes it easy to install and
> upgrade lots of software that would otherwise be cumbersome to install
> individually, let alone keep up to date. I wasn't even aware that Apple
> supported macports. Apple doesn't really support X11 like it used to
> either and it doesn't work quite as well as it does under Linux but
> it'll do.
Which is pretty much what I do; to me, it's just another Unix box with
windows (no, not that one) on it, and I get to use my favourite tools
without stuffing around inside a Gooey.
It's also a porting platform, along with FreeBSD and Debian.
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