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MacPorts 2.3.5 now available November 17, 2016

The MacPorts Project is pleased to announce the release of version 2.3.5. This is a bugfix release with small changes only, but the first we cut from our new home at GitHub. See the ChangeLog for the list of changes.

If you already have MacPorts installed, the preferred method for updating is to run:

sudo port selfupdate

For new installs, there are also package installers available for 10.12, 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7, 10.6, and 10.5 on our website. These installers and the source tarballs are also available from the corresponding v2.3.5 tag on GitHub.

Detached PGP signatures for the disk images and package installers have been made by Joshua Root and the source tarballs have been signed by Rainer Müller. Both public keys are available on the keyservers and our MacPorts wiki pages (jmr, raimue), the fingerprints being:

0x01FF673FB4AAE6CD: C403 7936 5723 6DCF 2E58  0C02 01FF 673F B4AA E6CD
0x670191C05C5C6749: 7500 E6A3 6FA5 83B4 071B  B540 6701 91C0 5C5C 6749

The MacPorts Port Managers

Moving to GitHub October 29, 2016

The MacPorts source code has been moved to GitHub. See the announcement email for this change. We have a list of frequently asked questions for the migration.

Please continue to use Trac to report tickets. Note that our Trac now uses GitHub for login. Any tickets you have previously filed in Trac will automatically be assigned to your new account if you have the email address you used in the old MacPorts Trac configured in your GitHub account. See our FAQ entry on the conversion.

The MacPorts team is looking forward to your pull requests!

New rsync server August 10, 2016

The MacPorts rsync server is now being provided through the generosity of the Friedrich-Alexander University. See the email announcement for more details.

New build system August 10, 2016

The new MacPorts build system has been deployed. See the email announcement for more details.

Web site and downloads accelerated by MaxCDN March 14, 2016

The MacPorts web site and downloads are now accelerated by the MaxCDN content delivery network. See the email announcement for more details.

Prebuilt archives available for El Capitan March 14, 2016

Prebuilt archives for OS X 10.11 El Capitan are now available for many ports. See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.3.4 now available October 1, 2015

MacPorts 2.3.4 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.3.3 now available November 21, 2014

MacPorts 2.3.3 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.3.2 now available October 16, 2014

MacPorts 2.3.2 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.3.1 now available June 26, 2014

MacPorts 2.3.1 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.3.0 now available May 24, 2014

The final release of MacPorts 2.3.0 has been made available via the usual methods:

The ChangeLog documents the full list of what has changed since 2.2.1.

You can also read the email announcement for 2.3.0.

MacPorts 2.3.0 release candidate 2 available May 19, 2014

A second release candidate for 2.3.0 is ready for testing. See the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 2.3.0 release candidate 1 available May 9, 2014

A release candidate for 2.3.0 is ready for testing. See the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 2.3.0 beta2 available April 22, 2014

A second beta version for 2.3.0 has been tagged in subversion and is ready for testing; you can read the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 2.3.0 beta1 available March 20, 2014

A beta version for 2.3.0 has been tagged in subversion and is ready for testing; you can read the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 2.2.1 now available October 25, 2013

MacPorts 2.2.1 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.2.0 now available July 23, 2013

The final release of MacPorts 2.2.0 has been made available via the usual methods:

The ChangeLog documents the full list of what has changed since 2.1.3.

You can also read the email announcement for 2.2.0.

MacPorts 2.2.0 release candidate 1 available July 8, 2013

A release candidate for 2.2.0 is ready for testing. See the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 2.2.0 beta1 available June 8, 2013

A beta version for 2.2.0 has been tagged in subversion and is ready for testing; you can read the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 2.1.3 now available February 4, 2013

MacPorts 2.1.3 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

Prebuilt archives available for Mountain Lion December 6, 2012

Prebuilt archives for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion are now available for many ports. See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.1.2 now available July 25, 2012

MacPorts 2.1.2 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.1.1 now available May 18, 2012

MacPorts 2.1.1 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.1.0 now available May 14, 2012

The final release of MacPorts 2.1.0 has been made available via the usual methods:

The ChangeLog documents the full list of what has changed since 2.0.4.

You can also read the email announcement for 2.1.0.

Prebuilt archives available for Lion May 11, 2012

Prebuilt archives for OS X 10.7 Lion are now available for many ports. See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.1.0 release candidate 2 available May 10, 2012

A second release candidate for 2.1.0 is ready for testing. See the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 2.1.0 release candidate 1 available May 7, 2012

A release candidate for 2.1.0 is ready for testing. See the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 2.1.0 beta1 available April 12, 2012

A beta version for 2.1.0 has been tagged in subversion and is ready for testing; you can read the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 2.0.4 now available February 25, 2012

MacPorts 2.0.4 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.0.3 now available September 6, 2011

MacPorts 2.0.3 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.0.2 now available September 1, 2011

MacPorts 2.0.2 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.0.1 now available August 2, 2011

MacPorts 2.0.1 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 2.0.0 now available July 21, 2011

The final release of MacPorts 2.0.0 has been made available via the usual methods:

The ChangeLog documents the full list of what has changed since 1.9.2.

You can also read the email announcement for 2.0.0.

Lion installer for 2.0.0-rc1 July 20, 2011

A disk image of MacPorts 2.0.0-rc1 built for Lion is now available. See the macports-users mailing list for details.

MacPorts 2.0.0 release candidate 1 available July 18, 2011

A release candidate for 2.0.0 is ready for testing. See the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 2.0.0 beta3 available July 7, 2011

A third beta version for 2.0.0 has been tagged in subversion and is ready for testing; you can read the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 2.0.0 beta2 available July 5, 2011

A second beta version for 2.0.0 has been tagged in subversion and is ready for testing; you can read the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 2.0.0 beta1 available June 19, 2011

A beta version for 2.0.0 has been tagged in subversion and is ready for testing; you can read the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

Google Summer of Code 2011: Get money for working on MacPorts March 30, 2011

Google Summer of Code is a yearly program offering students stipends to write code for Open Source projects. Students can choose one of many mentoring organizations to work for. MacPorts is taking place in the program since 2007 and has been accepted once again for 2011!

You may apply to work on MacPorts for this summer and get $5000 USD as compensation. There is no requirement for any contribution to MacPorts or other Open Source projects before, it is only expected that you show us the motivation to work on your task.

Each organizations provides experienced mentors to discuss your task beforehand and will give you advice during implementation. This is a great opportunity to start into Open Source development.

We have a list of ideas with possible tasks for MacPorts and additional information about the application process:

https://trac.macports.org/wiki/SummerOfCode

Of course we are also open to any ideas you might bring up. In any case, get in contact with us and discuss your proposal with us before handing in the application.

MacPorts 1.9.2 now available November 8, 2010

MacPorts 1.9.2 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 1.9.1 now available June 18, 2010

MacPorts 1.9.1 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 1.9.0 now available June 8, 2010

The final release of MacPorts 1.9.0 has been made available via the usual methods:

The ChangeLog documents the full list of what has changed since 1.8.2.

You can also read the email announcement for 1.9.0.

MacPorts 1.9.0 release candidate 2 available June 3, 2010

A second release candidate for 1.9.0 is ready for testing. See the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 1.9.0 release candidate 1 available May 29, 2010

A release candidate for 1.9.0 is ready for testing. See the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 1.9.0 beta2 available May 19, 2010

A second beta version for 1.9.0 has been tagged in subversion and is ready for testing; you can read the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 1.9.0 beta1 available May 7, 2010

A beta version for 1.9.0 has been tagged in subversion and is ready for testing; you can read the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 1.8.2 now available January 1, 2010

MacPorts 1.8.2 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 1.8.1 now available September 29, 2009

MacPorts 1.8.1 has been made available via the usual methods:

See the email announcement for more details.

MacPorts 1.8.0 now available August 28, 2009

The final release of MacPorts 1.8.0 has been made available via the usual methods:

The ChangeLog documents the full list of what has changed since 1.7.0 (which is quite a bit).

You can also read the email announcement for 1.8.0.

MacPorts 1.8.0 release candidate 1 available August 21, 2009

The first release candidate for 1.8.0 has now been tagged in subversion and is ready for testing, as well as DMGs and a source tarball; you can read the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

MacPorts 1.8.0 beta1 available August 10, 2009

A beta version for 1.8.0 has been tagged in subversion and is ready for testing; you can read the announcement on the macports-users list for details.

Google Summer of Code 2009 - Money for students working on MacPorts! March 31, 2009

Summer of Code is a annual program hold by Google to attract new developers for the open source world. You work on a open source project over the summer and earn $4500 USD.

It is a great opportunity for college students to get a real, on the ground programming experience, work on an exciting open source project with mentoring from its developers. MacPorts has great tasks on the ideas page that could use attention, and still has slots for volunteers. Get in contact with us and apply if you are interested!

Please also spread the word if you are a MacPorts user and a friend of yours would be qualified. This is a great opportunity not just for the students, but to foster and extend the MacPorts project.

See this wiki page for more information:

https://trac.macports.org/wiki/SummerOfCode

Application is still open until April 3, 19:00 UTC. For more details, just contact the macports-dev mailing list or any of the mentors.

MacPorts 1.7.1 now available March 29, 2009

The MacPorts Project is proud to announce the release of version 1.7.1. This is a bugfix release with small changes only.

Notable changes for end users:

Notable changes for port authors:

If you already have MacPorts installed, the preferred method for updating is to run:

sudo port selfupdate

For new installs, there are also package installers in disk images available for 10.3, 10.4, and 10.5 (with the latter two being universal builds). The source is available as tarballs compressed with gzip or bzip2 in the same directory and it is also available from the subversion tag.

You can also read the email announcement.

MacPorts 1.7.0 now available December 14, 2008

The final release of MacPorts 1.7.0 has been made available via the usual methods:

The ChangeLog documents the full list of what has changed since 1.6.0 (which is quite a bit).

You can also read the email announcement for 1.7.0.

MacPorts 1.7.0 release candidate 1 available December 7, 2008

The first release candidate for 1.7.0 has now been tagged in subversion and is ready for testing, as well as DMGs and a source tarball; you can read the announcement on the macports-dev list for details.

MacPorts 1.7.0 beta1 available November 30, 2008

A beta version for 1.7.0 has been tagged in subversion and is ready for testing; you can read the announcement on the macports-dev list for details.

New Management November 3, 2008

As of 14 October, 2008, MacPorts has undergone a change of management. The email announcement can be found at:

https://lists.macosforge.org/pipermail/macports-users/2008-October/011899.html

The first order of business (once getting settled in is complete) is to put the final wraps on a 1.7.0 release and have a beta1 version out soon. This will be a big release, as it has been quite some time since 1.6.0. There is a milestone for 1.7.0 tickets on Trac:

https://trac.macports.org/milestone/MacPorts%201.7.0

However, many other changes have been made without tickets, and the entire set of updates is in the ChangeLog:

https://trac.macports.org/browser/trunk/base/ChangeLog

It is quite a list since 1.6.0.

New team members December 17, 2007

It’s been long since we last publicly announced new team members, and as a result some of them have gone without their deserved welcoming posts, sorry ‘bout that. It’s been so long that I couldn’t possibly remember which ones were the last publicly announced ones, so rather than sifting through our list of members and older blog posts I’ll just post the entire list itself:

https://trac.macports.org/wiki/MacPortsDevelopers

Feel like you want to be in it…? Great, we’re always looking for more helping hands! Shape up and browse over to https://www.macports.org/contact.php#PortMgr

New website and guide December 17, 2007

The MacPorts team is most proud to present to the world its new face at https://www.macports.org, after a couple of months long redesign of the old website we had at OpenDarwin servers and which now replaces the default Wordpress portal we were using since our migration to Mac OS Forge.

Coupled to our new webpage is a considerable and on-going facelift to our until unfortunately lacking documentation, our new guide at https://guide.macports.org, mostly the work of our own Mark Duling, Boey Maun Suang and Simon Ruderich.

Enjoy them and feel free to give us as much feedback as you may have by following the guidelines in the brand new https://www.macports.org/contact.php page.

Kudos to all those who helped make these important milestone happen, keep it up!

MacPorts 1.6.0 December 17, 2007

The MacPorts team is most glad to announce the immediate availability of our amazing 1.6.0 release, full with revamped website and guide too! Check out the release announcement at https://lists.macosforge.org/pipermail/macports-announce/2007-December/000000.html for more details.

Thanks to all those who helped put all these goodies together, keep up the amazing work!

MacPorts published in German magazine c’t November 14, 2007

The MacPorts Team is pleased to see MacPorts being published by German computer magazine c’t. Edition 24/2007 features a CD with system tools that includes MacPorts version 1.5 and a short description of MacPorts inside the magazine.

MacPorts v1.5 released July 15, 2007

The MacPorts team is pleased to announce the release of MacPorts v1.5.

A major achievement in this release is the completion of code and documentation changes to reflect the transition in project name from DarwinPorts to MacPorts. This results in a slightly modified installation layout.

In addition to that, there are a sizable number of bug fixes and feature enhancements.

Please see the release notes for more details.

Mac OS X v10.3 and 10.4 downloads are available.

MacPorts v1.4.0 released April 5, 2007

The MacPorts project is pleased to announce the release of MacPorts v1.4.0.

Change log is at MacPorts 1.4.0 ChangeLog. Downloads are available at MacPorts 1.4.0 downloads.

Thanks to all project members who contributed to this release, and especially to Juan Manuel Palacios, who served as release manager. Bugs may be filed at the MacPorts bug reports page.

We plan to release a v1.4.1 within weeks with some ongoing enhancements. Please note that our official plan is to build disk images only for 1.x.0 releases, and let subsequent point releases selfupdate from there. Note also that if you have a previous release of MacPorts installed, the easiest path to MacPorts 1.4.0 is simply “sudo port selfupdate”.

MacPorts accepted into Google Summer of Code 2007 March 15, 2007

We’re very pleased to announce that MacPorts has been selected by Google as an organizational member of Google Summer of Code 2007. This means that students may apply to work on MacPorts projects through the Summer of Code program sponsored by Google. Compensation for completion of a project is $4500 to the student, and $500 to MacPorts.

The members of the MacPorts portmgr team and community are excited by this opportunity to improve MacPorts while also welcoming new contributors to the MacPorts ecosystem.

For more information, please see the MacPorts tracking page for summer of code.

We encourage qualified and interested students to apply!

MacPorts applies for Google Summer of Code March 12, 2007

MacPorts today filed an application with Google for Summer of Code 2007. Summer of Code is a Google-sponsored program under which students work over the summer on an open source project, gaining valuable experience while also contributing important effort to open source projects.

We’ll know by March 14 whether our application has been accepted. We’ve set up a tracking page at SummerOfCode with more information and a list of potential tasks.

Please join us in sending good vibes to google to get our application approved so that we can help students learn while enhancing MacPorts.

Developers’ Locations February 11, 2007

We now have a Google Map (again) with the locations of our developers. Developers that are not yet registered on the map yet may mail to mww or - if they have commit bit - add their location themselves to the xml-marker file.

Special Maintainer Addresses migrated to new form November 3, 2006

MacPorts has long used the maintainer address darwinports@opendarwin.org to signify that a port did not have an active maintainer. We have changed this protocol to use two new addresses (nomaintainer@macports.org and openmaintainer@macports.org). These addresses autorespond with a message referring the reader to https://trac.macports.org/wiki/SpecialMaintainerAddresses for more information.