Projects / Porthole


Porthole is a GTK-based Portage package browser for Gentoo-based systems. It features fast searches and basic package management functionality.

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Recent releases

  •  27 Oct 2009 16:38

    Release Notes: This release has increased performance. Sets support is now partially integrated. There is a new user configurations addition to the summary view. There are improved dependency listings and multi-level dependency pop-up windows. There are upgrades and "Settings" menu options changes, new Sets and Deprecated views, newly redone right click menus and submenu options for controlling version selection, etc., new queue pause and run icons/functions (a timer is not yet implemented), and two plug-ins: Etc-proposals and Profuse.

    •  02 May 2007 11:29

      Release Notes: Columns were added to the package list view, displaying the installed version, the recommended version, the download size, and a short package description for all packages in the list. A plugin interface was added. Preliminary right-click menus were added to the package list and package summary. Select-all and de-select-all options were added to the right-click menu for upgradable view. Many other things were done.

      •  31 Jan 2004 19:56

        Release Notes: An "Upgradable Packages" view has been added. Emerge sync has been temporarily disabled, and sudo is no longer used.

        •  17 Dec 2003 13:31

          Release Notes: gportage has been replaced with Porthole. Porthole introduces dependency trees and basic emerge functionality.

          •  19 Nov 2003 05:56

            Release Notes: This version fixes a bug that caused an exception to be thrown when the portage tree contained binary packages.


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