[Thuban-list] Mac OS X version of Thuban

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Wed Sep 12 21:03:55 CEST 2007

Hi Owen,

On Wednesday 12 September 2007 17:25, Owen Densmore wrote:
> One difficulty we face is being a cross-platform as well as open
> software group.  Looking at the Thuban information, it looks like it
> may primarily be focused on Windows.  That's fine, but I just want to
> avoid trying it on Mac OS X if that is not a design goal.

Thuban's target is to be fully cross-platform, so Mac OS 10 is
within the design goals.

The underlying www.wxwidgets.org supports MacOSX fine as well  - now.

> Looking at the downloads, there was a binary release for all systems
> a few years ago, but now just Windows, is that right?  

As Didrik pointed out: No, Thuban was picked up by some distributions
so the binaries releases are with them, e.g. Debian.

The reason that we do not have a Mac OS  installer way back was that
wxwidgets' support was only beta and we did not have much user demand.
There have been Mac OS X users, check the developmen list archives.
Currently we lack a Max OS X helper to build the binaries so we can
provide them.

> .. i.e. all 
> others build from source?  Is there a description on how to do such a
> source build, and how to make sure that build has the libraries it
> needs?

We will help you with the build on this list or thuban-devel.
The README file in SVN or the tarball release has a maintained list
of dependencies, which each have instructions.
To have a precise step-by-step document for Mac OS X would be very cool.

> Thanks!  Looks like a great project.

Thanks for considering Thuban!


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