Re: compiling on Mac
- On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 02:53:27PM +0000, Chris Allen wrote:
> On 1/31/06, A. J. Mechelynck <antoine.mechelynck@...> wrote:One more adjective for the distinction: historical.
> > - The basic archive (several .tar.gz or one .bz2) contains everything
> > that is required for Unix (and Unix-like OSs like Linux and maybe OSX
> > with X11).
> > - The "lang" archive contains "multi-language" add-ons.
> > - The "extra" archive contains add-ons for OSs other than Unix (Windows,
> > Mac, ...).
> I think the confusion comes from the distinction being pretty
> artificial and, er, indistinct when it comes to Mac OS X / Unix. OS X
> is Unix-like, in just the way that Linux is, and to essentially the
> same degree.
> It is also very easy to be entirely unaware of the extras sourceThat should be fixed.
> package: the Macintosh link on the download page refers people to the
> Unix source collection with no mention of any extras:
> If you have OSX and a setup for compiling programs, you
> can use the Unix source code archives and compile yourself.
> If you click on the Unix link in the download page you get no mention
> whatsoever of the extras package. If you click on the source link,
> which is out of date and points to Vim 6.3 (which I reported to the
> site maintainer e-mail address) then you do get a mention of the
> extras, but with the deceptive phrasing "This contains source and
> runtime files that are not used on Unix." Now, since OS X is as
> Unix-like as Linux, that makes it sound safely ignorable (see next
> Another potential issue is that you aren't really expecting to needI do not want to be involved in a comparison of Carbon vs. GTK. I
> another package -- the GTK GUI comes with the 'Unix' source files, for
> example, which is what you'd expect, despite the fact that GTK isn't
> really anything to do with Unix any more than Carbon is. (Both are
> third-party APIs with no real relation to any existing standard for
> I'm not saying the packaging system should change, but a couple of
> well-placed notes on the download page would make this much, much
agree that some changes should me made to
(Ouch! Some of what it says there is really out of date!)
If someone else will take over managing http://macvim.org/OSX
maybe I could help keep www.vim.org up to date ...
HTH --Benji Fisher