On Nov 17, 1:56 am, John Joyce <dangerwillrobinsondan... / gmail.com>
wrote:
> Tim, thanks for keeping the non-macPorts version around!
> As long as I'm on Tiger, I'll keep using that when I need to.

I don't think MacPorts is any less valuable on Tiger. In fact, I'm
writing this on my Tiger iBook (can't switch to Leopard until Java6
arrives), and I kind of regret installing everythinb by hand. I have
like three versions of everything around and would never dare to
actually uninstall or update anything :)

> If (and unless there are some big changes, it's a BIG if ) I adopt  
> Leopard...

There are no big changes, but I think they did a great job at fixing/
improving all the little things. The only big change I hoped for after
Tiger would have been a built-in MacPorts and a tie-in into Software
Update for third-party .apps, and hopefully this is something that
Jobs plans for 10.6. Except that, OS X *is* already pretty good, so I
can't blame anyone for not reinventing the wheel with 10.5.
...
Now if it just wasn't so damn ugly :(

Julian