[sword-devel] Mac OS X/Darwin port

nic sword-devel@crosswire.org
Mon, 29 Oct 2001 23:31:32 +1100

Hmmm, well, I have 10.1 running here, and have just installed the 
macGimp package (www.macgimp.org for the 189Mb d/l, or .com if you want 
to order it on cd), and was wondering what extra things need to be 
installed/compiled in order to get gnomesword running?  true, a native 
frontend would be much better (hey, I love gnomesword, but I'd rather 
not have to run X to use it, cause, well, it's not as pretty as Aqua!), 
and so if you want some help at some stage let me know, so I can start 
learning the strange version of C that they use for OS X...  :)  or at 
least so I can look into this wxwindows thing...  :)
thanks for that wchar fix thingo...  will give it another go hopefully 
tomorrow, when I shall (again hopefully) have some spare time!
-- oh, I'm asking dumb questions, I know, but I figure I can ask here, 
rather than wait about a week before I next have some free time to play 
with it all (spent my last 'computer free time' getting gimp up and 
running, which I thought would be required before trying to get a gnome 
program -- gnomesword, running (for it's other packages that they both 
require))...  :)  and this way my time can perhaps/hopefully be more 
efficiently used!  :)

	nic...  :)

On Sunday, October 28, 2001, at 11:43 , Chris Little wrote:

> 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.
> 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?
> --Chris

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