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"Apple, we have a problem" - Gentoo MacOS X

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Almost exactly one year after the idea of porting Portage to MacOS X came up - and the joint Metapkg initiative between Fink, Darwinports and Gentoo took off - a 20-head-strong developer team around Pieter van den Abeele (strategic lead) and Daniel Ostrow (operational) is now ready to release an extraordinary beast into the wild: Gentoo MacOS. They deliver on a promise no other Linux distribution has been daring enough to make yet: Portage on MacOS is now fully operational, seamlessly integrated as a package manager in a non-Linux operating system. It initially serves the main purpose of an SDK for inclusion of new packages, testing and patching. Granted, KDE isn't ported yet, but make no mistake: Gentoo MacOS is ready for consumption by Macintosh users who want, say, scientific DTP via TeX, something they will now be able to simply emerge in OS X just like they'd do in Gentoo Linux."Right now it's a tool to install lots of commonly requested applications on OS X", explains Pieter van den Abeele. "But in a few months, we'll have a port system that builds Darwin from scratch, provides a standardised lookup and installation routine for Dashboard widgets, enhancements and tools like the Desktop Manager and many, many more popular OS X applications." Downloading the Gentoo MacOS Installer provides users with a patched portage, its tree, and the Python modules. It sets environment variables and demands a bootstrapping shell script to be run before the first emerge that detects the operating system (Panther or Tiger), chooses the relevant profiles and injects every application it finds already installed in MacOS X.

To read and kno more abt it - http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/20040719-newsletter.xml
 
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