[Gs-devel] Re: dev tools for the mac port? (fwd)
giles at a3a32260.sympatico.bconnected.net
Fri Sep 29 16:45:51 PDT 2000
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Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 14:54:25 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ralph Giles <giles at snow.ashlu.bc.ca>
To: jeff schindall <jschin at bellatlantic.net>
Cc: mac-gs at aladdin.com
Subject: Re: dev tools for the mac port?
On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, Ben Halle wrote:
> >At the moment it is a combination of CodeWarrior and MPW. MPW is
> >used to put together an applescript and some files. The script then
> >generates the final CW project.
> >So, MPW is used just as a make tool, but I hope/think Jeff Schindall
> >will answer this question also, as he is maintaining the build
> >process and knows much better how it works.
So you use both? Oh...my. :-)
> >To talk about MW vs. MPW:
> >I think MPW is dead. I am pretty sure that Apple will put all its
> >power into the MacOS X build tools (gcc, ProjectBuilder,
> >InterfaceBuilder) and will recommend CodeWarrior for pure Classic
I thought that might be happening, but we'll want to support the Classic
environment for at least a couple of years yet. Are the linker, headers
and library stubbs publicly available? Could I cross-compile a carbon
version from the unix side?
On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, jeff schindall wrote:
> Bernd is correct, MPW is used solely to process the makefiles. There
> are no Mac sources in CVS.
> >I can only talk for myself, but I will try to help wherever I can.
> >However, I have to admit that I am currently more interested in
> >finishing my MacGSView and porting it to MacOS X. I also want to put
> >together a ghostscript framework for MacOS X which enables Cocoa
> >apps to use gs very easily.
Would you like to move the MacOS port into cvs? What license is MacGSView
One of the things we (Raph and I) want to do is refactor the code a bit to
better support applications and componetization. It would be nice to
treat, for example, MacGSView, gv, GSView, a bonobo wrapper, a cocoa
wrapper, a gtk wrapper, an activex wrapper, python bindings (and so on)
all on equal footing. I doubt that's going to happen in time for the next
MacGSView release, but maybe in six-months-to-a-year.
Thanks for the prompt response,
P.S. Raph now has an open list set up for development discussions.
(gs-devel at ghostscript.com or http://ghostscript.com/mailman/listinfo/ to
subscribe). May I forward this correspondence for the benifit of the
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