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Port Authority provides a graphical user interface for the MacPorts package 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.
Port Authority 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, Port Authority users can search, install, update, and remove MacPorts programs and the MacPorts infrastructure itself.
Easy-to-use solution for managing MacPorts
Actively-developed; new enhancements come regularly
Download the latest version. Install it anywhere on your machine.
This version of Port Authority is verison 1.1, released September 5, 2006. Port Authority is supported only on Mac OS X 10.4 ("Tiger").
A universal binary, version 1.1 has the following changes:
Updated to reflect DarwinPorts' transition to the new MacPorts name.
User help is now searchable.
Other interface enhancements and bug fixes.
A free updater is available to paid users of version 1.0 (Aqua version).
Current Version: 1.1
Requirements: Mac OS X 10.4; Developer Tools; MacPorts installation
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