[sword-devel] Mac OS X update [non-native front-end stuff]

nic sword-devel@crosswire.org
Thu, 23 May 2002 13:57:00 +1000

thought I'd let ppl know of my struggles yesterday and this morning with 
OS X and the existing front-ends (NOT the currently-in-development 
native ones)...
since I was sick (nothing bad, just kept me from work) and in bed, I 
grabbed my laptop and updated my fink packages to be up-to-date with the 
stable packages...  rather impressive what they now have there!  noticed 
that it included all the stuff required for gnomesword...  so grabbed 
the latest sword cvs, and it compiled without touching the code, 
straight out of the box, sorta!  :)  then the latest gnomesword package 
from sf.  the ./configure worked, and even tho it said spelling wouldn't 
be included, it then proceeded to get stuck in the make of some spelling 
stuff...  fixed that in the config.h, and retried and it had macros 
errors...  may retry at some stage in the future, but am not well versed 
with macros, so didn't try...  had a look at bibletime, but the latest 
stable qt libraries are v2, not v3 (which is in unstable)...  so gave 
that a miss...  [yes, you can tell I can't wait for the OS X front-end 
to be consolidated and made available on cvs so I can contribute!]  so 
the next option was diatheke...  had to hand edit the httpd.conf to get 
perl in apache, and then just edited the top of the .pl, and...  
YAY!  :)  was starting to loose hope, but now I have at least something 
for when I'm away from my net connection...  :)  was playing around with 
stuff to check it out, and using IE it displays the LXX quite nicely, 
altho having no idea about ordering I'm not sure if it's doing the 
left-to-right, or right-to-left stuff properly (is it meant to???)...  
anyway, am happy now, but will probably try to tinker some more with gs 
to see if I can get it to do something more interesting than fail to 
compile...  :)

oh, and how many ppl _are_ writing Carbon front-ends???  Will, 
Nathan???  any others?  anyway, must go...  :)

	nic...  :)

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