[texworks] Call for Help: Mac builds

Stefan Löffler st.loeffler at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 21:22:35 CET 2011


On 2011-02-25 16:51, Marko Käning wrote:
> If you consider homebrew, have you thought about MacPorts as well? All 
> dependencies necessary for TW are already present as ports on MacPorts, so 
> it shouldn't be too complicated get TW sucessfully to build.

So far, I somehow was under the impression that MacPorts (and other
"package managers") distributed binary packages - apparently, I was
Basically, I'd consider everything; the problem is that, lacking a Mac
myself, I can't test anything.
Essentially, the requirements as I see them right now are:
 * Easy to use
 * Should build from source [because of next point]
 * Can easily be customized/patched/modified (we need to modify at least
 * Allow for universal builds etc.
 * Must not pull in redundant/unwanted/... other resources
 * We must find someone who is comfortable with implementing all this

Every system that meets these requirements (and possibly others I've
forgotten ;)) is fine for me. As soon as "build from source" is met,
there is not very much low-level difference between running `./configure
&& make && make install` and invoking the packaging system, anyway.


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