>To: Jouke Visser <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
>From: Christian Jaeger <email@example.com>
>Subject: wxPerl on the Mac; was: [wxperl-users] Re: problems with wxPerl
>Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 23:08:19 +0100
>I'm crossposting this reply to the macosx-perl mailing list because
>there is some interest, too.
Actually I forgot to put the macosx-perl adress on it.
>At 14:02 Uhr +0200 24.9.2001, Jouke Visser wrote:
>>I wondered if anyone yet tried to compile wxPerl on a Mac. If not, I'd
>>like to ask around a bit at the guys doing MacPerl because this would
>>*really* be the big pro for wxPerl compared to Tk. wxWindows itself is
>>ported to the Mac, so I think in theory it should be possible.
>I have written to this (wxperl-users ) list on 14 Sept, and Mattia
>Barbon replied to me (for some reason he didn't send a copy to the
>list) that it should not be too hard to port it to MacOSX but that
>it will take some work, and he hasn't a Mac so only can help with
>advice (he didn't say something about MacOS8/9, but I think this
>would be a bit harder because MacPerl is quite different from Unix
>perl, and the latest stable MacPerl version is also 5.004!, so maybe
>that could be a problem).
>We need to write a Gui for the Macs, but haven't decided yet whether
>to use Perl+wxPerl or Perl+Carbon or C++ (maybe Metrowerks
>Powerplant). If we decide (within the next week or two) to use
>wxPerl, we'll be glad to work together in some form. I've already
>got an offer for some help from someone on the macosx-perl-list.
>I think the following has to be worked out:
>(at least for me, maybe others have more experience i.e. with Perl on MacOSX)
>- get wxWindows to install and work.
> Mattia writes:
> wxWindows on MacOS X is still not as stable as the Windows/GTK
> ports, though it is progressing steadily, and the developers are
> generally very responsive WRT bugreports; on MacOS 9 it should
> be pretty stable though
> Also quoting Mattia, we should use the the wxWindows' developement
> branch ( 2.3.1 ), or the CVS head.
> (The guys maintaining the MacOSX version of wxWindows seem to be from
> switzerland, that may be some benefit for me.)
>- find out how to compile perl modules on MacOSX (GCC, Development
>tools CD?, ...)
>- try to compile wxperl - find out why it doesn't - figure out how
>wxWindows works and which bindings wxPerl provides, so how to solve
>some platform specific quirks (hopefully not?). Maybe talk with the
>wxWindows-MacOSX guys if necessary.
>- get wxWindows installed
>- get CodeWarrior (I have an old (~2y) version that's probably outdated)
>- find out how to write interfaces for MacPerl. AFAIK, this works
>somewhat differently than the usual xs approach (Chris Nandor aka
>Pudge has written some MacPerl modules, I'm sure looking at his
>materials will help. I've also seen him in #macperl on irc.)
>- do the necessary stuff to get wxPerl compiled.
>- maybe find out why it doesn't - same thing as above.
>(- find out how well MacPerl works as a background application.->
>for our purpose)
>(I mainly have experience with Perl on Linux, and some C and C++
>background. I used MacPerl before I converted to linux some years
>ago. I haven't used MacOSX much yet.)
>We (my project partners and I) primarily need the MacOSX version, so
>wxPerl-MacOS8/9 doesn't have a high priority for us. We would need
>the MacOSX version at the latest by the end of october (november
>24th our app has to be ready).
>Jouke, have you got any reply from the MacPerl guys? Would you be
>interested in the MacOSX version?
PS. Jouke replied that he is very interested but does have no Mac nor
I really hope I can get some more people to work on it, either the
programmers I'd like to hire here in switzerland (for some unknown
reason I can't get in touch with them currently), or someone over the
net, I just don't have enough time to do it all myself for the moment.