Code by Kevin has updated PortAuthority (, an open-source application that provides a graphical user interface for the DarwinPorts package management system for Mac OS X, to version 3.1. It now uses the Mac OS X Keychain to store password.

PortAuthority 3.1 also now supports clickable links in data display and native printing. You can now access the Services menu. Version 3.1 provides port searches as a service. Finally, the Satus icon in menubar show operations in progress.

PortAuthority a command-line tool for installing and updating a variety of Unix-based applications for the Mac. The goal of the software, according to its developers, is to bring the power of DarwinPorts to the traditional Mac user by providing a user-friendly graphical interface to the DarwinPorts system.

PortAuthority costs US$24.95, though version. A 30-day demo is available at the product web site. PortAuthority is a Universal Binary product so runs natively on both PowerPC and Intel Macs. It requires Mac OS X 10.5.