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Re: macOS 64-bit
Re: macOS 64-bit
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 05:26:44 +0200 (CEST)
> I have been working on building a 64-bit macOS (x86_64-apple-darwin)
Very nice! And thanks for your very detailed e-mail.
> One option for build LilyPond for 64-bit macOS is Homebrew. Building
> LilyPond with Homebrew has been met with partial success, but it is
> unclear whether the ongoing work to make that method production
> ready would be worth the effort. My full comments about working on
> Homebrew are at the bottom of this email.
I suggest to drop Homebrew in favour of MacPorts. On first sight
Homebrew is much more `shiny', certainly appealing young, dynamic
users. However, its decision to only support a very small set of
features and macOS releases makes it very `apple-y' in a bad sense
Not having time yet to explore this further, MacPorts allows the
building of packages that can be installed and executed stand-alone,
and follow-ups. By streamlining MacPorts's `Portfile' for
`lilypond-devel' it should be possible to reduce the number of
dependencies a lot, possibly leading to something useful.
> In addition to the pull request, I have also have work sitting on a
> branch that is not yet ready for formal review, but if anyone else
> is interested can be seen here:
I think all of those patches can be already added to GUB. Please
provide one or more pull requests.
> The current roadblock is Perl which will not compile on macOS. The
> log states that the configuration script cannot find the standard c
> library and several attempts to "point" the script to the library
> have been met with disappointment.
Perhaps it makes sense to look how MacPorts does it?
BTW, Mojca is on the lilypond list, too – maybe she can assist.