Re: [PanoToolsNG] enfuse on Mac OS X
- John Riley wrote:
> Can I compile just the enblend/enfuse source (and where to getYES - just skip directly to
> instructions?) to use in PTGui?
- assuming the build environment is already in place, see further down.
> Do I have to compile Hugin? Could I then use enblend/enfuse fromno, you do not have to compile hugin. Enblend/Enfuse work as a stand
> that in PTGui?
alone, with any tool including PTgui.
> I did manage to get Hugin compiled once before, but it was aI am sorry to read that you had such a bad experience. Unfortunately the
> difficult process from scratch. There was always that "one other
> thing" that was implicit or assumed in the instructions (and yes, I
> have see the instructions on the Wiki.) Things like installing XCode
> tools (no, not the ones from your system disks, you have to do the
> 900MB download), X11 SDK, X11, woops the macports binary doesn't
> actually set the environment as it claims, etc, etc. I am on a new
> computer now and again it is taking a long time to get all of the
> groundwork laid to _attempt_ to install it. I am sure a novice would
> throw up their hands in frustration.
instructions at <http://wiki.panotools.org/Hugin_Compiling_OSX> are
provided by the users. I myself don't have a Mac so I can't contribute
much to it.
> Any advice is appreciated.The best piece of advice I can give you is to do as it is common in the
OpenSource world: contribute.
You have been through a painful experience, sorry. At least you had some
documentation. Imagine the pain of those who started without
documentation at all?
So please, if you have gone through installing the 90MB donloawd of
XCode, X11, SDK, woops, macports, etc... would you please document it,
either directly on the wiki or with a mail to hugin-ptx, so that the
next person can pick it up from where you left it rather than start from
documentation is never perfect, and after it is first produced it
requires validation and refinement, again and again, through dozens of
users, to make sure that it really works as advertised.
Probably there is something I do not know about OSX since I don't own a
Mac, that makes it a difficult environment to build software despite its
roots in Unix. On all versions of Unix and Linux known to me, building
that software is a simple job that given instructions such as those on
<http://wiki.panotools.org/Hugin_Compiling_ubuntu> any data typist can
follow and complete successfully. If it is different on the Mac, then we
have to help you Mac users to a more detailed documentation, but we
can't do that if you don't help us. I only vaguely know that Xcode and