FinkCommander
FinkCommander
0.5.5

4.4

FinkCommander free download for Mac

FinkCommander0.5.5

06 November 2009

User interface for Fink.

Overview

FinkCommander is a graphical user interface for the Fink software packaging system for Mac OS X. It provides an intuitive front-end to the Fink command-line tools for downloading and installing Unix software. The source code is available.

What's new in FinkCommander

Version 0.5.5:
  • Universal binary for 10.4, 10.5, 10.6 on 32- and 64-bit PowerPC and Intel (thanks, Madd_the_sane).
  • Feedback e-mail indicates whether it's positive or negative feedback (thanks, Brendan Cully).
  • Japanese translation (thanks, Mamoru Komachi).

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10 Reviews of FinkCommander

Schoschie
21 April 2007
Version: 0.5.4

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FinkCommander is a very nice tool. However, for those not scared of the Terminal, fink is really *very* easy to use without a GUI. The only commands you basically need to know are: fink list thesoftwareyourelookingfor -- scans the available packages and lists those that match your query. fink install thesoftwareyourelookingfor -- install the package you want. That's really about it.
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Schoschie
21 April 2007
Version: 0.5.4
FinkCommander is a very nice tool. However, for those not scared of the Terminal, fink is really *very* easy to use without a GUI. The only commands you basically need to know are: fink list thesoftwareyourelookingfor -- scans the available packages and lists those that match your query. fink install thesoftwareyourelookingfor -- install the package you want. That's really about it.
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5
hced
21 January 2007
Version: 0.5.4
Works perfectly. I dig it.
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5
Charleslo
26 March 2006
Version: 0.5.4
For those of us who is using an Intel Mac, here is an Universal Binary build of FinkCommander 0.5.4: http://homepage.mac.com/charleslo/
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Schoschie
13 January 2006
Version: 0.5.4
Hi, just freshly installed the Fink package and FinkCommander. However, when I launch FinkCommander, the icon just bounces for a while in the Dock and then it crashes, even before any GUI elements appear. Any solution? Thanks :)
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4.25
Clytie
24 June 2005
Version: 0.5.3
A must-have in your toolbox. FinkCommander makes it easy for any Mac OSX user to download and install Unix/Linux packages, all from within its helpful GUI! Ooh, what an exciting shopping list... ;) FinkCommander is working away in the background on my iBook right now, installing a package with all sorts of dependencies and fusses, none of which I have to worry about, because FinkCommander is doing it all. Hit "Install" and get on with your work. It updates its package list every time you open it, and you can do that manually as well. It checks for updates. I think it even does laundry, as long as you put your dirty socks in your PATH. from Clytie
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2.75
Anonymous
31 December 2004
Version: 0.5.3
Easier to use linux apps but not easy. We already have VLC, Mplayer, Gimp and Firefox. Others linux apps are pretty bad.
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Brian Kendig
17 May 2004
Version: 0.5.3
This app could use a lot of polish. Menu items such as "Dist-upgrade Packages" and "Selfupdate-rsync" are as cryptic as trying to figure out what the same commands do in command-line Fink. The icons in the toolbar make little sense (why is there an "Install" and an "Install Binary", and what are "Positive" and "Negative" for?) The readme file provides nothing useful about how to use the application. And the app icon is jagged and grainy compared to other Mac OS X icons, and I don't understand why it has an X Windows logo on it, seeing as how the application doesn't run under X Windows!
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5
Anonymous
17 March 2003
Version: 0.5
Essential tool if you're using Fink. Makes it easy to see at a glance which packages you have installed and which packages need updating. All of Fink's commands are available via the menus - no need to memorize them. Looking forward to future versions!
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5
Anonymous
12 November 2002
Version: 0.4.2
This package is just perfect for the newly-initiated. Knowing the arcane and cryptic commands can be very daunting; a point-and-click interface is just what the doctor ordered and this works quite intuitively. And it's FREE. Thanks!
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4.75
Machgsn
11 July 2002
Version: 0.3.2
This app, when used in conjuction with Fink, makes installing Unix software easier than installing Mac software. Programs I somehow couldn't get to install using fink's dselect or apt-get installed with fink commander. Highly recommended.
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