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[Gnumed-devel] GNUmed - on Mac OS X for real

From: Sebastian Hilbert
Subject: [Gnumed-devel] GNUmed - on Mac OS X for real
Date: Wed, 26 Dec 2007 01:39:23 +0100
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I need your feedback if it finally works.

A number of times I have announced that GNUmed runs on Mac OSX. Well it has 
run for a year or so but unlike GNU/Linux there is no central repository to 
host software. Mac OSX has two established means to distribute software. 
First one is to create so called application bundles (*.app) which come 
packaged into disk images (*.dmg). These application bundles usually contain 
every software dependency needed to run a software. Same for GNUmed.

The GNUmed client for Mac OSX comes with batteries included. No need to 
install a recent version of MacPython, WxPython, Psycopg2 and so on. Just 
click and run. It is roughly a 50MB download.

For developers I really recommend getting eclipse to get the sourcecode via 
CVS. Furthermore it is recommended to grab the dependency packages from 
MacPython. Python 2.4 is fine.

Most likely I will provide a second package that truly installs itself in the 
filesystem just as python & friends do.

I even managed to bootstrap a local database version 7 on a native Mac OS 
PostgreSQL. You can simply run the script "" in a Terminal 
and you are good. For all users not wanting this they can simply choose 
the "public database" profile and connect to our Internet database.

The Mac package can be gotten from

Sebastian Hilbert 
Leipzig / Germany
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