DarwinPorts

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In computing, DarwinPorts is a project to simplify installation of open source software and the software's dependencies on the Mac OS X and Darwin operating systems. Similar to Fink, DarwinPorts was started in 2002 as part of the OpenDarwin project, with the involvement of a number of Apple Computer employees including Landon Fuller, Kevin Van Vechten, and Jordan Hubbard.

It allows the installation of a number of packages by simply entering a port install packagename command in the Apple Terminal, which will then download, compile and install the requested software, while also installing any required dependencies automatically.

On April 28 2005, the project released version 1.0 of their software which supports approximately 2500 packages.

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