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Garrett Cooper wrote:
> Lorin Lund wrote:
>>>> The biggest problem with MacOS X is that a lot of UNIX software that
>>>> runs on FreeBSD and such, is not ported to MacOSX, and it's very
>>>> difficult to compile on MacOSX.
>>> This is completely wrong. Take a look at macports [1] (formerly
>>> darwinports) for a large repository of UNIX software that compiles
>>> very cleanly on OSX. It's nearly 7 years since OSX shipped to the
>>> public. In that time, most opensource software was updated to compile
>>> cleanly on OSX. The primary changes to allow this were to the
>>> "configure" scripts so they recognize darwin as a base OS. If other
>>> patches were necessary, most software maintainers accepted these
>>> patches back into their trunk.
>>> OSX has excellent support for most UNIX software.
>>> cr
>>> [1] macports.org
>> In trying to compile A+ (see aplusdev.org) I had a few problems getting
>> it compiled
>> for FreeBSD (Because the A+ code was using the wrong macro to identify
>> FreeBSD)
>> But my efforts to compile the latest version for OS X.3 PPC have brought
>> out errors
>> that look like compiler errors.
>> In my view porting to the MAC is harder (though I very much wish it
>> weren't)
> I'll give porting it a shot. The majority of the stuff I have on my
> iBook is setup with fink, but I'll see if I can give it a go without the
> fink binaries involved..
> -Garrett

You do realize that there is an OSX binary at the 2/3 of the way down
the download page, do you not?
- -Garrett
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