Porthole project is a GTK-based frontend for Portage (the Gentoo package management system). It features a hierarchial view of packages and supports fast searches and dependency calculations. Porthole works mainly by running "emerge" commands in its own terminal window, and supports most emerge operations.
Porthole is released under the GPL.
Porthole is partially based on an earlier program called gportage, which has been discontinued in favour of Porthole.
Although Porthole is intended for use with the GNOME desktop environment, it has also been known to work fine under KDE. Apart from GTK, the only GNOME-related dependancy is libglade. However, if you are looking for a more KDE-specific portage frontend, you might want to try Kuroo.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· 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.