DPGUI free download for Mac

DPGUI for Mac0.3

02 May 2005

GUI for DarwinPorts.

What is DPGUI for Mac

DPGUI is a suite of applications that provide a graphical user interface for the DarwinPorts package management system for Mac OS X. DarwinPorts 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 DarwinPorts was to type in various commands into the Mac's Terminal application, which can be intimidating for those users without a Unix background.

DPGUI aims to bring the power of DarwinPorts to the traditional Mac users by providing an Aqua-native, user-friendly graphical interface to DarwinPorts. Using a familiar combination of windows, icons, and menus, DPGUI users can search, install, update, and remove DarwinPorts programs and the DarwinPorts infrastructure itself.

The DPGUI suite includes two applications:

  • PortBase, a program that allows you to download, install, and update DarwinPorts itself.
  • PortView, a program that manages the installation, updating and removal of DarwinPort software ports.

To Install: download the latest version. After it unzips, you will see a DPGUI folder on your desktop. Move this folder to /Applications, and you are ready to go. The applications will not function properly if placed in another location.

What's new in DPGUI

Version 0.3:
  • A significantly rewritten installation process for DarwinPorts, which speeds up performance of the PortBase application considerably.
  • Improved documentation, which covers use of both applications in more depth.
  • A version that is compatible with Mac OX X 10.2 ``Jaguar," for DarwinPorts users still using that platform.
  • Various enhancements to the interface to make it more compliant with Apple guidelines.
  • Added a mailing list for user support.

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May 2 2005
May 2 2005
Version: 0.3
can't get it to work because there is no help how to do it :-(
Apr 12 2005
Apr 12 2005
Version: 0.2
Would love to try this out, but this is hosted on a server that seems to be running off of a 14.4k modem. Seriously, Safari reports about 4 hours to download the 11.7 MB file. I think I'll wait for a better mirror.