Request for Review: Add Mac OS X Instructions to README-builds.html

Ray Kiddy ray at
Thu Apr 26 03:13:34 UTC 2012

On Apr 25, 2012, at 9:25 AM, Dalibor Topic wrote:

> On 4/25/12 3:02 PM, Edvard Wendelin wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I'm working on some updates in the README-builds.html [1]. The first step is to add the Mac OS X platform. I have gathered the requirements from the Mac OS X port wiki [2][3].  It seems like Apple has dropped the "Mac" part of "Mac OS X" and now only call the product "OS X Lion" [4].  Question is if this is only a marketing term or if it's now the official name. In this webrev I've used "Mac OS X". 
> I'd suggest adding a line a la 
> "After installing XCode, you must install the XCode command line tools. They are available for download through XCode itself."
> cheers,
> dalibor topic

I would also suggest pointing out that X11 is required to build. I do not think it is part of the base install of the Dev Tools, it is not separately downloadable (so I need to try to find those @#$%@&! DVDs) and it is not a command-line tool. Or is it part of what you get with that install option? I am still on SnowLeopard, so I do not know. And I cannot build the JDK for lack of freetype, which seems to come with X11.

cheers - ray

ps: That's quite a signature there, Dalibor. Do you drive a really big car, also? :-)

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