[BiO BB] X-compilation of C/C++ programs for Macintosh

Lance Davidow davidow at molbio.mgh.harvard.edu
Tue Oct 25 14:45:35 EDT 2005


The Mac OS X compilers are optional installs on the xcode tools CD 
that ships with the Mac OS X 10.3 CDs or is on the Mac OS X 10.4 DVD.


>Unfortunately, macintosh computers often do not have a C/C++ compiler.
>The Java program for protein sequence and structure analysis that I
>have developed uses many modules written in C or C++.
>Usually, program parts programmed in C/C++ are downloaded as source
>and the Java program invokes the compiler to produce an executable
>suitable for the OS.
>To cope with computer systems that do not yet support C++ I just
>developed a simple mechanism to obtain compiled versions that I can
>integrate in the program package:
>On those Macintosh computers where a compiler exists the program
>operates normally.
>After compilation the user can upload the executable to my server.
>Then I can add the binary installation to the package.
>After this the program part can be installed as a binary for all users
>and does not need compilation any more.
>Does this make sense ?
>It is not tested yet.
>Do you have a Mac OSX with a C-compiler and would like to test it?
>Bioinformatics.Org general forum  -  BiO_Bulletin_Board at bioinformatics.org

Lance Davidow, PhD
Director of Bioinformatics
Dept of Molecular Biology
Mass General Hospital
Boston MA 02114
davidow at molbio.mgh.harvard.edu
Fax: 617.726-6893

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