DPGUI
DPGUI
0.3

2.8

DPGUI free download for Mac

DPGUI

0.3
02 May 2005

GUI for DarwinPorts.

Overview

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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2 DPGUI Reviews

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Anonymous
12 April 2005

Most helpful

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.
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Version 0.2
Anonymous
02 May 2005
can't get it to work because there is no help how to do it :-(
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Version 0.3
2 answer(s)
Wordtech
Wordtech
03 May 2005
There is plenty of user help included with DPGUI. Try opening "DPGUIHelp," which is included. This package contains a) complete user instructions for DPGUI and b) complete, updated DarwinPorts user help. You can also try opening "dpgui.pdf" in the application folder. That includes the DPGUI user documentation, though not the DarwinPorts docs,
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Version 0.3
Anonymous
Anonymous
06 May 2005
How can you give it a star rating if you couldn't figure out how to use it?
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Version 0.3
Anonymous
12 April 2005
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.
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Version 0.2