New website

Mark Anderson mark at
Wed Jul 21 18:15:19 UTC 2021

I love it - great work.

Mark E. Anderson <mark at>
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On Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 4:08 PM Mojca Miklavec <mojca at> wrote:

> Dear MacPorts users and developers,
> I'm really thrilled to see the new version of the ports website
> finally being deployed at
> I'm extremely grateful for the excellent work that Arjun did during
> the GSOC summers of 2019 and 2020. He kept maintaining the code after
> GSOC and made the migration to his own server (the previous server was
> running out of resources to be able to cope with the additional
> requirements introduced in the last summer).
> Many thanks also to Amar with a much deeper understanding of Django
> and related technologies who co-mentored the project in 2020 and made
> sure that we ended up with a product of much higher quality than any
> one of us could have achieved.
> Some exciting new features involve:
> - Dark mode.
> - Better REST API.
> - Remove dependency on Google Charts (blocked in some parts of the world).
> - More advanced / extensive search & filtering for ports.
> - Find ports that provide a particular file.
> - The site runs livecheck and reports outdated ports.
> - Ability to log in with GitHub OAuth and follow your favourite ports.
> You can check whether they are outdated or broken on some platforms,
> making it easier to see where contributions are needed.
> You can read a bit more about the project on Arjun's blog:
> The code lives at
> We would be most happy to see contributions to this project, both in
> terms of programming as well as for design, ideas etc.
> Arjun did an impressive job already (everything from backend to
> design), but if we have some talented designers around, please speak
> up.
> I would also like to invite everyone who hasn't done that already to
> opt-in for anonymous statistics submissions:
>     sudo port install mpstats
> Thank you,
>     Mojca
> PS: The old version will still live at
> for a little while, just in case.
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