[sword-devel] Mac OS X/Darwin port
Sat, 27 Oct 2001 17:43:08 -0700
> Hi there all, esp Chris (who perhaps can help me?):
> I was wondering what state the os x port was in atm? I just
> nabbed the
> latest stuff from cvs, and it doesn't compile with the suggested
> alterations to the .cfg file, and I tried the 1.5.2 release, but it
> complains about the supposed bug in one of the libs included
> with os x,
> which the cvs version doesn't complain about (it compiles the
> class fine)...
> I shall hopefully get time this weekend to look into it further, as I
> have no time atm...
Sorry about that. There was an "#include <wchar.h>" line in one of the
files that shouldn't have been there. That was the only thing
preventing the current cvs from compiling on Mac OS X. I'm using OS X
10.0.4, not 10.1 yet, but my check is in the mail to Apple for their $20
"free upgrade" so I'll be able to confirm that we comile on X.1 in a
week or so.
> and on another note: has anyone looked into a frontend for
> mac os x?
> I'm thinking of trying to get gnome somehow on this, or at least the
> parts required for gnomesword, otherwise perhaps it would be a cool
> programming challenge (I've never done mac programming
> before) to wack
> something together... :)
My plan was to do a wxWindows (www.wxwindows.org) front-end from
scratch. Well, I'll probably try to port BibleCS to wxWindows as well
as I can. wxWindows is a toolkit that will run on Windows, Mac, GTK+,
Motif, and others. That will serve Mac & possibly OS/2 & BeOS (through
the GTK ports to those OSes). Plus we'll have yet another front-end
that could run on Linux & Win32.
If you could get GNOME running on Mac OS X, you would forever have my
respect & admiration. I know the GNU-Darwin folks have parts of GTK+ &
GNOME ported, but I don't think it's enough to run GnomeSword yet. I
don't see forcing users to install GNU-Darwin as a viable alternative to
a native Mac OS X front-end though. Plus I'd like to get Sword running
on Mac Classic (which rules this & Qt out, but not wxWindows). As an
aside... isn't it pathetic that TrollTech, a commercial developer,
couldn't get Qt ported to Mac Classic, but wxWindows, a free software
competitor, already has?