[sword-devel] Question about use of note elements

Nic Carter niccarter at mac.com
Fri Jul 20 17:18:26 MST 2012

On 21/07/2012, at 6:42, Karl Kleinpaste <karl at kleinpaste.org> wrote:

> Find us someone willing to put in the work to produce a Mac package.
> The build has been done before, but not in a manner representing a
> complete, install-ready package.  We've been asking, but no one has been
> willing to step up to take on the task.

FWIW, I spent half or a whole day looking into this a few months ago. It is non-trivial and requires an understanding of the packaging systems that are needed to get gtk across to OS X. Also, that previous work was done almost 3 years ago and the main project that was mentioned on that blog is no longer being maintained. Jhbuild appears to still be the way to go but after spending all that time on it I needed to let it go, as my free time was then all used up. I may be willing to have another go later this year when the migration to WebKit has been completed and you have removed several dependencies from older libraries that you seemed to be in the process of doing (& may have already done?)...
Also, it was rather trivial to get Xiphos working native under X11 on a Mac, so that may be a lot easier than running it under a VM on a Mac?  :) Of course, ideally we want Xiphos as a native app  without the requirements of running X11........ However, for me the main desire for Xiphos on a Mac is to be testing PS rendering and comparing it to Xiphos & MacSword & our web-based interface & is not something I am able to be devoting much time to right now. :(

Thanks, ybic
nic... :)

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