2009/3/13 Simo Salminen:
> Here is summary of what was required to be done to get MacVim built on
> Tiger 10.4.11.
> - The normal building documentation recommends that you get the source
> using this: "git clone git://repo.or.cz/MacVim.git vim7". However,
> that version has problems (binary builds but when you try to open vim
> window it won't open). I suggest you download new snapshot directly
> from http://repo.or.cz/w/MacVim.git. Click on the "Snapshot 43" or
> better, then click on the download link (.tar.gz or zip). This way you
> don't need to install git.
That the latest source code version would have this problem sounds
unlikely -- the only difference between snap 43 and the version in the
repo is a modified Colors.plist. Just rebuild the latest version and
it should work.
> I used this configuration spell successfully: ./configure
> --enable-perlinterp --enable-pythoninterp --enable-rubyinterp --enable-
> After building, I renamed the previous MacVim.app to MacVim-
> stable.app, and moved the new MacVim.app to Applications/ folder.
> Everything was really easy so if you are planning on building your own
> version don't hesitate.
> Building my own binary with less bloat and enabling the Quickstart
> from MacVim preferences made launching new windows *much* more faster.
Like Nico said: there is not much difference between the snapshot I
build and what you just outlined -- the only thing I can spot right
now is that I build a "huge" version whereas your instructions will
give you a normal one. The binary sizes will differ a bit though
since I build a universal binary. At any rate, there should be no
visible difference in speed.
Also, I still maintain that you _should_ download Git in order to
build MacVim since it will make it a lot easier to build a new version
whenever the repo is updated. (This is why I so carefully explain how
to install Git on the wiki page and only briefly mention that is not
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