Changeset 28101 for trunk/doc


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Timestamp:
Aug 21, 2007, 1:36:12 AM (12 years ago)
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markd@…
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Refine intro.

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    1414  software.</para>
    1515
    16   <para>But MacPorts provides several major advantages over installing free
    17   and open source software manually, beyond merely automating software
    18   installation.</para>
     16  <para>However, installing software using MacPorts instead of installing it
     17  manually brings advantages apart from the convenience of automating the
     18  software install process for individual applications. For example,
     19  MacPorts:</para>
    1920
    2021  <itemizedlist>
    2122    <listitem>
    22       <para>MacPorts automatically installs any required support software,
    23       known as "dependencies", for a given port.</para>
     23      <para>Installs automatically any required support software, known as
     24      "dependencies", for a given port.</para>
    2425    </listitem>
    2526
    2627    <listitem>
    27       <para>MacPorts confines ported software to a private "sandbox" that
    28       keeps it from intermingling with your operating system and its
    29       vendor-supplied software to prevent them from becoming corrupted.</para>
     28      <para>Provides automatic uninstalls and upgrades for installed
     29      ports.</para>
    3030    </listitem>
    3131
    3232    <listitem>
    33       <para>MacPorts provides automatic uninstalls and upgrades for installed
    34       ports.</para>
     33      <para>Confines ported software to a private "sandbox" that keeps it from
     34      intermingling with your operating system and its vendor-supplied
     35      software to prevent them from becoming corrupted.</para>
     36    </listitem>
     37
     38    <listitem>
     39      <para>Allows you to create pre-compiled binary installers of ported
     40      applications to quickly install software on computers without compiling
     41      from source code.</para>
    3542    </listitem>
    3643  </itemizedlist>
    37 
    38   <para>MacPorts may also be used to pre-compile ported software into binaries
    39   that may be installed on remote computers. Binaries of ported software may
    40   be installed very quickly since the steps required to install ports from
    41   source code have all been performed in advance.</para>
    4244
    4345  <para>MacPorts is developed on Mac OS X, though it is designed to be
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