Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 15th Apr 2003 17:14 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews A few days ago we featured an interview with one of Fink's project leaders regarding their package management solution which breeds more Unix software to MacOSX. Today, we host an interview with Jordan Hubbard regarding the DarwinPorts, speaking for the DarwinPorts Team which a similar effort to bring more Unix software on Mac OS X. Jordan is currently working at Apple and OpenDarwin (while many will know Jordan as the FreeBSD co-founder).
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BSD Mall's Unix Utilities
by Kady Mae on Wed 16th Apr 2003 03:50 UTC

Ben Huot said:
"You can also get BSD ports in an easy to install package on cd-rom from BSD Mall. It is called UNIX Utilities for OS X. "

I bought BSD Mall's Office Applications for OS X. Overall I am pleased with my purchase, even though I've never used 1/2 the software. The install is fairly painless and the X windows and programs work well.

The only flaw is spotty documentation and help functions for the various programs. I've not yet been able to figure out how to resize/resample a photo in gimp. (I do it all the time in Pshop and Corel). There's also a little utility that's supposed to let you copy from Aqua to X and vice versa. NO HELP file whatsoever, and it's not intuitive to use. After contacting the folks at BSD Mall, I've been able to copy X to Aqua, but Aqua to X hasn't worked.

Despite these annoyances, it's a good product and money well spent.