About that missing OS X port...

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Katakis
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About that missing OS X port...

Postby Katakis » Mon 12 Jun, 2017 1:32 pm

So a while back, you may have seen my thread asking why there was no port of PCem for OS X. Someone suggested that I should run it through Wine. I am using Wine to run emulators like VICE, EightyOne, WinUAE, and PCem; and all of them run under Wine very well.

So, you might be thinking "But Katakis, if you are able to run it through Wine, why are you bringing OS X up again?" Well, I downloaded one of Sarah's development builds and examined the /src folder, where I found 2 files labeled "cdrom-ioctl-osx.c" and "Makefile.osx64-wx-sdl2". This suggests to me that an OS X port was planned.

However, I read on VOGONS that James was the maintainer of the OS X port (not sure if he is related to James-F), but looks like he hasn't the skills to maintain such a port, which is a shame considering that all the popular emulators have OS X ports. I think that the only way we can get the port is if enough people posted in the Host Machine Survey that they have a Mac, but it looks like I am the only one here who has one.
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Re: About that missing OS X port...

Postby SarahWalker » Mon 12 Jun, 2017 5:18 pm

From what I gather, the new Linux GUI in this thread - http://pcem-emulator.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=637 - can be built for OS X. Now I don't know if it still builds, or if anyone is actually willing to support it. But it looks like it is _theoretically_ possible.

I'm not aware of anyone declaring themselves as the maintainer of an OS X port. Could you point me to the thread on VOGONS where this is stated?
Katakis
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Re: About that missing OS X port...

Postby Katakis » Tue 13 Jun, 2017 2:20 am

Sorry, I meant BetaArchive, not VOGONS.

https://www.betaarchive.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=36092
Battler
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Re: About that missing OS X port...

Postby Battler » Tue 13 Jun, 2017 2:35 pm

That was last year and the branch never produced anything. And no, that James has nothing to do with James-F.

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