7 Oct 2001
(updated 7 Oct 2001 at 09:23 UTC) »
If you port to Mac (pre-X) please note:
(unix path format = mac path format)
- ./path/filename.txt = :path:filename.txt
- path/filename.txt = :path:filename.txt
- /path/filename.txt = path:filename.txt
Ok, I hate mac! (not really, I am just annoyed with
W... I really miss makefiles, gcc, and vi.)
So I have been porting TuxTyping to Mac Os (not X),
which something I have been wanting to do for
criswell as one reason
was for his wife's classroom, which got "upgraded" to
Macs. So I found that mac has MPW (Macintosh
Program...), which I have basically just used to build.
SDL seems to work pretty good, but a lot of file
modifiers, etc had to modified... A lot of work...
But if I knew about things like :path:filename.txt is
relative, while path:filename.txt is absolute. Since I
spend most of my time in the *nix world, I was
completely perplexed because I couldn't get fopen() to
work... After researching (read this, searching google),
I eventually figured this out via someone complaining
about porting a MOO server to Mac os 6 or so... I even
talked on #macintosh and no one knew off the top of
So I have the port most of the way working. The
only thing I must wait for is a serial for the Install Vise
give out free serials for freeware/shareware
installers)... The best thing about the port is that it is
really easy to see memory leaks on Mac os (pre-x)... I
found 2 more memory leaks, and now it seems like I
have them all.
In other news I had a sucessful presentation this
week on quantum computation, I came in third in a
contest at UK (that is, University of
Kentucky), and am on Team 1. The cool thing is that if
the team places at regional (it has every time since we
started 5 years or so ago, from what I have heard), we
got to nationals in the spring, which is in HAWAII !!!
That would be so cool. Especially since my fiance
and I are thinking about going to graduate school (me)
and law school (Emily) in Hawaii. So if you
info about the PHD or Law programs at a Hawaii
would love to hear. I am thinking right now
to do my PHD in Quantum Information Theory...
I have debianppc working mostly!!! Sound,
Wireless networking working, only DVD to go...