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    Compling stuff

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    Compling stuff
    I want to complie a few open source applications I really like for my Mac. Problem is I am not 100% sure as to how to make My mac do that.

    So I am wondering:
    • How do I get the latest version of GCC on my mac?
    • Would I do the Compiling in a regular console or X11

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    I have a very limited amount of experience in this area, but I will tell you this. When I compile HandBrake builds I simply open X11, then open the console, point it to the HandBrake directory and type "make". That's it.

    That's all of my experience in this area.


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    You need to install the Developer Tools off your installation disks. This will give you all the GNU tools for C, C++ and Objective C, Java, all the SDKs and the Xcode development environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cazabam View Post
    You need to install the Developer Tools off your installation disks. This will give you all the GNU tools for C, C++ and Objective C, Java, all the SDKs and the Xcode development environment.
    Go to the extras on my installation disks? That will give me the basic stuff I need, will mac in all of its flexible unix-like wonder let me compile the newer versions?

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    The developer tools will get you the tools to compile the source. Most projects will have a make file to make building them easier. Make sure you read the README and other documentation before you start building your project. It is just like making it for *nix system.

    I just use the terminal.

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