[kwlug-disc] open source on Mac without Xcode

Myles Braithwaite me at mylesbraithwaite.com
Wed Sep 8 08:48:22 EDT 2010

Xcode includes X11 and GCC, which would be required to be installed
for MacPorts to be used. Fink is a port of Debian's apt so it requires
no compiling. But if you want a GUI application such as Gimp,
Inkscape, & GnuCash you will be required to install Xcode.

On Mon, Sep 6, 2010 at 2:43 PM, Chris Frey <cdfrey at foursquare.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been briefly looking into MacPorts and friends, trying to figure out
> how to install GNU tools and other open source software on a Mac, but
> without installing Xcode.
> Maybe I'm odd, but it seems strange for free software to have a dependency
> on a closed development kit.  Has anyone tackled this before?  Is there
> some fundamental reason for Xcode that I'm not aware of?
> Thanks,
> - Chris
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