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inblosam
10-18-2002, 08:04 AM
I have a web application I would like to run locally on my mac, but it is only compiled for unix, linux, and windows. I am new to all this porting stuff. Is there a simple way to run this on my box? I have a partition I can use to install linux if I need to. The only other thing I need is to connect to a local mysql server too. Suggestions or ideas for where to start?

Thanks!

zed
10-18-2002, 08:27 AM
Oh, This might keep you up a few nights :)

As MacOSX is _UNIX_ you might be able to compile the App on the mac directly, however you'll probly have to download other bundles first, such as mySQL, and compile them up..

You don't say what the app is so I don't know if it can be just compiled... if not you'll have to try and port it to OSX, or have the developer port it...

Can you give us a little more information about the App maybe you can give us the URL so we can take a look to help..

Cheers,

---Zed :cool:

BraindeadMac
10-18-2002, 08:28 AM
Originally posted by inblosam
I have a web application I would like to run locally on my mac, but it is only compiled for unix, linux, and windows. I am new to all this porting stuff. Is there a simple way to run this on my box? I have a partition I can use to install linux if I need to. The only other thing I need is to connect to a local mysql server too. Suggestions or ideas for where to start?

Thanks!

You could start out by letting us know what the package is, since most of the major packages have already been ported to OS X....

Good place to start is by installing the Developer Tools (comes with the boxed version of Jaguar, unexplicably doesn't come with new machines, but can be donwloaded from Apple--follow the links at www.apple.com for developer and ADC tools). There is a ton of mediocre (and occasionally good) documentation installed with Developer Tools, and there a few links on the apple web site. The fink website, as well as a host of others, also has some porting tips, fink.sourceforge.net

inblosam
10-18-2002, 11:24 AM
The application is called "in1" and is not yet a widely used platform. You can see what its all about at http://www.inshift.com. The code is written in Perl then compiled using IndigoStar's Perl compiler (http://www.indigostar.com). The application is patented so there is no open source version available.

I have XDarwin installed on my box, but I don't quite understand how to fully use it yet.

I hope that helps you answer my question a little easier. Thanks!

zed
10-18-2002, 12:09 PM
IndigoStars Perl is for windows,

Thus anything complied by it will not run on the Mac unless under emulation..

I've just downloaded the Lunix version... they have ELF compiled most of it so I'm affaid that unless they release the source which they arn't likely to do or port to the Mac your stuck..

Best thing to do is get ya self an old PC and install linux and run that! or learn php which is a great interface to Databases and almost anything else for the web.

Cheers,

---Zed :cool:

BraindeadMac
10-18-2002, 12:44 PM
Originally posted by inblosam
The application is called "in1" and is not yet a widely used platform. You can see what its all about at http://www.inshift.com. The code is written in Perl then compiled using IndigoStar's Perl compiler (http://www.indigostar.com). The application is patented so there is no open source version available.

I have XDarwin installed on my box, but I don't quite understand how to fully use it yet.

I hope that helps you answer my question a little easier. Thanks!

This is a commercial app, not open source, thus the source code is not public domain. You should encourage the company to build a distribution for OS X...shouldn't be too hard--and OS X is sort of hard for Linux developers to ignore now based on sheer numbers.