A general philosophical question about MacPorts

Dave Horsfall 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.

-- Dave

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