[kwlug-disc] open source on Mac without Xcode

Chris Frey cdfrey at foursquare.net
Tue Sep 7 20:35:40 EDT 2010


On Tue, Sep 07, 2010 at 03:50:13PM -0400, Paul Nijjar wrote:
> 
> Well, here's a message from Cedric that got discarded. Oops. 

Thanks Paul! :-)  Seems the list is behaving strangely these days.



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> From: Cedric Puddy <cedric at ccjclearline.com>
> Date: Tue, 7 Sep 2010 09:56:15 -0400
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[...]

> Quite possibly the Darwin folks have a leg up on people in this
> particular topic, because Xcode wouldn't be all that convenient for
> them to use.  May well be that that the answer is already out there,
> if only one finds the right search terms :)

This was a good pointer... it led to an investigative path, where I found
that there is something called Fink, besides Macports, which reportedly
does not require Xcode.  I'll have to give this a try when I have some
free time.

Thanks,
- Chris




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