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

Byron Ellis ellis at stat.harvard.edu
Wed Mar 16 20:48:52 CET 2005

IIRC ggobi uses gtk-1.x. The gtk-osx package is reportedly flaky so I 
used the X11 version.

On Mar 16, 2005, at 11:32 AM, George Ostrouchov wrote:

> Which version of gtk did you use? gtk-1.x, gtk-2.x, or gtk-osx 
> (apparently gtk-1.x in carbon)
> George
> Byron Ellis wrote:
>> 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
Byron Ellis (ellis at stat.harvard.edu)
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