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Re: MacOS python/GUI issues

From: Chris Sawer
Subject: Re: MacOS python/GUI issues
Date: Sat, 04 Oct 2008 09:31:44 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (Macintosh/20080914)

On Mac OS X 10.4.11 x86 double-clicking on the app does nothing. Launching the binary from the command line directly gives:

~ $ ./Desktop/
Bus error


Han-Wen Nienhuys wrote:

this does not include lilypond itself, but if gui wrapper works, I
will put it in the next builds for GUB.  Can people verify on the
following platforms?

  10.3 PPC
  10.4 PPC
  10.5 PPC (?)

  10.4 x86
  10.5 x86

On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 7:18 PM, Han-Wen Nienhuys <address@hidden> wrote:
You need to have a python (2.4 or newer) installation that includes py2app,

when you have that, you should check out the lilypad installer at;a=shortlog;h=refs/heads/macos-lilypad

then it should work if you do

 python py2app --iconfile lilypond.icns

where the .icns is from*checkout*/installers/macos/lilypond.icns?root=lilypond

The resulting .app  is something you should be able to open with


and should be similar to the current lilypond application.

 tar cfz lilypad.tar.gz

I'm pretty sure Graham did this a while ago for me (like 2 years), but
I can't recover the results anymore.

[5 minutes later]

actually, it appears that I have still have that tarball sitting on my
HD right here.

Let me try to upload it somewhere for people to try.

On Wed, Oct 1, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Carl D. Sorensen <address@hidden> wrote:
I'm willing to give it a shot, but I have no experience with it.  If you'll
suggest the steps needed, I'll see how it works.


On 9/30/08 10:19 PM, "Han-Wen Nienhuys" <address@hidden> wrote:

Given the problems with the current GUI shell and python
incompatibilities on macos, I think it makes sense to rebuild the
shell using python 2.4, and as a fat binary. Then the installer will
include its own python interpreter,  which we could use to run the

Any takers for compiling lilypad with py2app ?

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