January 2, 2009 in Utility (E)
[prMac.com] Cincinnati, Ohio - Code by Kevin has released Phynchronicity 2.3, an update to its easy-to-use GUI for the Fink Unix software management system. Phynchronicity makes it easy to manage, install, delete, and update Unix-based software with the Fink command-line system as its engine.
Phynchronicity is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the Fink Unix-software package management system on Mac OS X. Fink is a powerful command-line tool for installing and updating thousands of Unix-based applications for the Mac. But Fink's sheer power and scale make it hard to use, even with a GUI.
Phynchronicity aims to make Fink easy to use. Unlike other GUI tools for Fink, it does not overwhelm you with options. Instead, with a simple three-pane interface, it lets you get started doing what you want to do--finding, installing, and removing packages.
Version 2.3 of Phynchronicity has the following features and enhancements:
* Significantly faster application startup: now reads from cached list of Fink packages. Only queries Fink database after installing, removing, or updating a Fink package or Fink itself.
* Configure Fink in Terminal using a menu command.
* Can now print log output to default printer.
* Now uses integrated help viewer.
* Saves window position on application close.
Pricing and Availability:
Phynchronicity is shareware; a license costs $24.95 (USD) and a 30-day demo is available. Mac OS X 10.4 is the minimum supported OS. Phynchronicity is a universal binary.
Code by Kevin develops software that makes the Mac's Unix foundation easier to use. For more information about our products, visit us online.