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Urgently need an Intel build of OPML Editor/Mac

Tuesday, August 25, 2009 by Dave Winer.

I thought about writing a more creative headline, but opted instead for a direct request for help.  Permalink to this paragraph

1. Yesterday I pre-ordered a family pack of Snow Leopard. As I understand it, the new version of the Mac OS will run PPC apps only with special software loaded, the way earlier versions of the OS ran Mac Classic apps. Permalink to this paragraph

2. The OPML Editor for the Mac is a PPC app. Permalink to this paragraph

3. It is also an instance of the GPL'd Frontier kernel, which I understand has been converted to be an Intel app. Permalink to this paragraph

4. I can build the Windows version of the OPML Editor. However, I cannot build the Mac version. It's been a long time since I worked at the C level, last time I did was with THINK C on the Mac in the mid-90s. I've tried to build the Mac app on XCode, but I always hit a problem that I don't know how to work around, and honestly I don't want to struggle at this level. I'm going to stick to developing in the OPML environment. When I can do a kernel build on both Mac and Windows, I may look at working inside the C codebase. Permalink to this paragraph

5. I need someone to get a build of the Mac OPML Editor together asap and to do some basic testing to be sure it works with the current opml.root.  Permalink to this paragraph

Resources: The Frontier Kernel project website. Source download of the OPML Editor from August 2008. Permalink to this paragraph

Thanks in advance! Permalink to this paragraph

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