[PD] PD and MacIntel

Hans-Christoph Steiner hans at eds.org
Tue Oct 24 06:33:40 CEST 2006

On Oct 22, 2006, at 11:36 AM, james tittle wrote:

> hey all,
> On Oct 21, 2006, at 8:32 PM, Kilian Koepsell wrote:
>> i just wanted to share some experience i made trying to compile pd  
>> on mac intel:
>> - pd wouldn't compile using TclTkAqua-8.4.10.dmg. only after i un- 
>> installed the package i was able to compile pd.
> ...or, "i could only drink the beer after opening the bottle" ;-)
>> - the result was a binary that would start but was useless -- it  
>> wouldn't open any new window.
> ...this is because TclTkAqua-8.4.10.dmg is only for ppc, and not  
> "universal", so pd would start, but then likely had problems with  
> tk and rosetta trying to put up the gui...
>> - miller puckette's version 0.40 compiles and runs on my computer.
> ...this is because your computer has an x86 compiled Tcl/Tk...
> ...I still haven't gotten an intel mac, but I'm seeing alot of  
> people "barking up the wrong tree" when trying to wedge pd and such  
> from ppc to x86 on the mac...newer versions of tcl/tk haven't been  
> widely distributed:  the only place producing x86 distros of tcl/tk  
> that I currently know of is http://www.activestate.com , but they  
> aren't producing universal binaries or embedded versions, meaning  
> we're gonna have to do more work to get the pd-extended thing  
> working (of course!)...

Good to see you on the list!

What's the deal with the ActiveTcl package, do you know anything  
about it?  Is tcltkaqua.sf.net defunct?



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