Re: [gtk-osx-users] Help installing GTK+ 2.0

On Dec 6, 2013, at 4:47 PM, Daniel Q. O'Leary <daniel_oleary1 sbcglobal net> wrote:

The application I am working on requires GTK, both to contract an interface for the application as well as for the application's output which is itself executables.  GTK should NOT be this difficult to build on Mac OSX.

Then you are welcome to help make Gtk easier to build on macs. That's what Free (as in Freedom) Software is all about. Ranting about it accomplishes exactly nothing. 

BTW, I don't agree that it's at all difficult.

Don't send me email directly, either. Please use the list.

John Ralls

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On Dec 6, 2013, at 3:21 PM, John Ralls <jralls ceridwen us> wrote:

On Dec 6, 2013, at 12:05 PM, Koenig, Xavier <xavier koenig yale edu> wrote:

I'm hoping to install GTK+ 2.0 on my MacBook Pro OSX 10.8.5. I see in the documentation that having macports and fink also installed is problematic, and I have both on my machine. Can you help me get around this? I see the instructions on your site, but I'm not expert enough to understand and implement them.

If you’re not expert enough, then you probably have no reason to use Gtk-OSX. It’s for developers, not users.

Since you have already got both MacPorts and Fink (why? they both do the same thing), you’ve probably already got two installations of libgtk.

If you’re determined to press ahead, the easiest thing to do is to create a separate user for building gtk-osx. Just open System Preferences>Users & Groups, unlock the panel, and press the + button. You’ll have to authenticate. Then log in to the new account (fast user switching works really well for this) and begin the installation procedure.

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