[PD] Re: osx problems with xsample

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Mon Feb 27 02:01:44 CET 2006

On Feb 24, 2006, at 9:43 AM, altern wrote:

> hi again
>>> I downloaded the latest versions of the externals and different  
>>> versions of PD again, and tested it on my previous laptop that  
>>> has the same OS, this is 10.3.9 . It runs fine there (powerbook  
>>> G4, 1.2) but not on the current one (iBook G3, 500mhz)
>> Oh well. Please note that y binaries are compiled for Altivec  
>> which is not available on the G3. When i got the time i'll try to  
>> build a special version and put it on the website.
> mmm... thats really bad news for me. How about compiling it myself  
> on my laptop? do you think it is feasible? please bear in mind that  
> i am not experienced on compiling and less under OSX, and i dont  
> have the developers cd installed I probably need it to get the gcc  
> compiler and libraries required, maybe i would need to install  
> it ... Lot of compiling this days actually :)

Well, its not horrible news.  Part of the Pd-extended build system  
has support for setting CPU targets in one location.  Gem and flext- 
based stuff isn't part of this yet, but it shouldn't be too hard to  
include it.  Then we plan to make a range of binary releases, like  
generic-PowerPC, G4, G5, MacIntel.  Then you'll be in luck again.



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