Porticus is a Cocoa GUI for the MacPorts package manager. MacPorts will provide ready to build open-source software packages modified to compile and run on Mac OS X.
The MacPorts project provides a TCL command line tool to manage installation, update and activation of the port packages. Porticus provides a GUI front-end to this tool.
In fact Porticus does a little more than this by providing a GUI with standard Mac OS X application features such as a search box to find a specific port, contextual menus, tree and table views to select and view port information by category or name.
In addition Porticus provides integration with Growl for status reporting. Future versions will add support for Applescript.
Here are some key features of "Porticus":
· Viewing the current MacPorts categories.
· Installing, uninstalling, updating, activating and deactivating ports.
· Port variant handling.
· MacPorts self-update support.
· Growl Integration.
· Sparkle Software Update.
· MacPorts (1.4.x) to be installed.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Updated Greek localization
· Minor bug fixes