Projects / Fink


The Fink project wants to bring the full world of Unix Open Source software to Darwin and Mac OS X. It modifies Unix software so that it compiles and runs on Mac OS X and makes it available for download as a coherent distribution. Fink uses Debian tools like dpkg and apt-get to provide powerful binary package management. You can choose whether you want to download precompiled binary packages or build everything from source.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  22 Jun 2006 10:42

    Release Notes: Almost 1700 binary packages are available for the Intel platform. Support status has been raised to Beta. Numerous fixes were made to support scientific packages.

    •  22 Jun 2006 09:15

      Release Notes: More than 1900 binary packages are now offered. The package manager has been altered to better deal with exceptional circumstances in relationship handling. Better support for XCode 2.3 and numerous small changes were included.

      •  28 Apr 2005 13:40

        Release Notes: The transitional 10.4 tree has been created. The main package manager now features some more automation. Binary packages can now be auto-rescanned after being built. Some more adjustments and improvements were made to ensure upgrade paths between 10.3 and 10.4. This release should be 99% Tiger ready.

        •  14 Apr 2005 08:23

          Release Notes: Automatic resolving of shared library dependancies was added. Major updates and enhancements were made in preparation for the Tiger release. More improvements were made to the new notification systems. Some of the tests were updated.

          •  02 Jan 2005 21:09

            Release Notes: This CVS snapshot features massive improvements to the binary build option statisfaction code. It updates a lot of packages, specifically most GNU-supplied crypto packages. All LISP packages are up to speed, and more revision control systems have been added as packages.

            Recent comments

            30 Oct 2001 04:32 vidarlo

            I wanna see the changelog.
            And where is it?


            Project Spotlight


            A Fluent OpenStack client API for Java.


            Project Spotlight

            TurnKey TWiki Appliance

            A TWiki appliance that is easy to use and lightweight.