[sword-devel] Question about use of note elements
niccarter at mac.com
Sat Jul 21 21:58:23 MST 2012
I would suggest you look into MacPorts -- it allows you to install the various libraries that you'll need to compile Xiphos natively on your Mac. You'll need Xcode, which is free on the Mac App Store, and then install the MacPorts installer from http://www.macports.org and then download the Xiphos source (details at http://xiphos.org/development/hacking-xiphos/ ) and figure out the various packages you need to install in order to get it to compile. I normally will try a ./configure and see where it complains and then add that library/package to my system using MacPorts (sudo port install XXX).
I hope that helps? The Xiphos site doesn't suggest which packages/libraries you need to have installed to get it compiled & I assume this is simply cause it's in a bit of a state of flux atm & once it's settled and the migration from some older libraries to newer ones is complete, they may put that information up on the website?
On 21/07/2012, at 10:46 AM, Andrew Thule <thulester at gmail.com> wrote:
> Nic say:
> "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
> You could be right, however I run the VM for other reasons. I need
> the tools 'Backtrack Linux' so nicely wraps together (day job requires
> penetration tests tools and skills) so its no bother.
> That said, if you can direct me to a link with some hints on building
> it for X11 in OSX - I'd certainly give it a go and be appreciative.
> On Fri, Jul 20, 2012 at 8:18 PM, Nic Carter <niccarter at mac.com> wrote:
>> 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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