[R-SIG-Mac] Re: [Ggobi-help] building ggobi on OS X: gtk+/xfree86 problem

Byron Ellis ellis at stat.harvard.edu
Wed Mar 16 02:51:38 CET 2005

You can actually build a Mac version without fink by using the Open 
Darwin packages (they use standard Mac .pkg files so you could 
conceivably create a ggobi mpkg) for the gtk dependencies. I managed to 
do it last December. There are some problems with various plugins 
unrelated to those packages, but thats a different issue. :-)

I'm pretty sure you need, dlcompat, gtk, iconv and perhaps others along 
with the Panther X11.

On Mar 15, 2005, at 2:10 PM, hadley wickham wrote:

> Hi George,
> I've always used the Panther version - however, once you've got the
> development toolkit installed and ggobi compiled, it seems to work
> equally well with either.  I prefer the Panther X11 as it tends to
> integrate slightly nicer with the rest of OS X.  Apart from that, I
> haven't noticed any differences (not that I can claim to have used
> either extensively)
> In the slightly longer term, I think the ggobi team is aiming to
> produce mac binary build so that this shouldn't be a problem anymore.
> Hadley
> On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 15:35:01 -0500, George Ostrouchov
> <ostrouchovg at ornl.gov> wrote:
>> The "fink install gtk+" script gives me two choices for xfree86: 
>> install
>> a Fink version or keep the Panther version and tell Fink. Can anyone
>> comment on their experience of which is better with RGgobi and any 
>> other
>> R packages?
>> Thanks,
>> George
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Byron Ellis (ellis at stat.harvard.edu)
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