Changeset 27982 for trunk/doc


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Timestamp:
Aug 17, 2007, 1:13:22 AM (12 years ago)
Author:
markd@…
Message:

Add a bit to the introduction about "what it is".

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  • trunk/doc/guide/new/xml/intro.xml

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    77  <para>MacPorts is a system for compiling, installing, and managing free and
    8   open source software. A MacPorts "port" is a set of specifications contained
    9   in a <filename>Portfile</filename> that defines an application, its
     8  open source software. MacPorts may be thought of as divided into two main
     9  parts: the infrastructure, known as MacPorts base, and the set of available
     10  ports. A MacPorts "port" is a set of specifications contained in a
     11  <filename>Portfile</filename> that defines an application, its
    1012  characteristics, and any files or special instructions required to install
    1113  it, so MacPorts may automatically fetch, patch, compile, and install ported
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