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Message 155 - Posted: 4 Mar 2005, 8:26:25 UTC

I notice that only Windows and Linux 4.13 clients are available for download currently. Are there any plans for Macintosh computers to participate in this project?
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Message 159 - Posted: 4 Mar 2005, 9:24:28 UTC - in response to Message 155.  

Yes, plan is to start releasing Mac OSX clients mid-beta.
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Message 1140 - Posted: 3 Jun 2005, 21:13:16 UTC
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> So, if the answer is YES, is there any schedule ?
Not yet, I'm sorry. I can't even say when the switch to beta will be. Too many factors are in play here.
What I can say is that at the end of this month focus will be on fixing the current clients. During Juli, August and X more months focus will be on the website and serverside stuff. After that there will be a large test while the project switches to Alpha. During Alpha there will be some research in the Mac area and possibly the first Mac client will be available at the switch to Beta or at latest mid-Beta as posted above.
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Message 1895 - Posted: 8 Nov 2005, 14:43:05 UTC - in response to Message 1140.  

i\'m quite interested in a mac client, as i\'m sure others will be too. i have atleast 3 macs that i can add to the testing when it starts, and i\'m sure my team(Team MacNN :P ) would have many more.
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Message 1897 - Posted: 8 Nov 2005, 20:16:49 UTC

Recently SourceForge allowed BURP access to their compile farm. This farm includes two Macs:

  • ppc-osx1: Apple Mac OS X 10.1 Server with Fink running on an Apple Mac G4
  • ppc-osx2: Apple Mac OS X 10.2 Server with Fink running on an Apple Mac G4


Since I don\'t own a Mac (and can\'t afford buying one just for BURP development) all testing and development will have to be done over the Internet on these two machines. This is a painfully slow so I\'d like to correct as many of the crossplatform bugs as possible before starting to look into writing specifically for Mac.
Many of the current bugs are bugs that would also be present on the Mac platform. By fixing them for linux and Windows they will also be fixed for the future Mac client.

I hope you understand why the Mac client is being delayed into mid-beta.

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Message 5112 - Posted: 25 Mar 2007, 18:22:38 UTC

I have build a inoffical BURP application for MacOS on Intel. The application is available at www.dotsch.de/burp.
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Message 5291 - Posted: 7 Apr 2007, 13:14:27 UTC

I have seen some downloads of the binary, but noticed no changes of MacOS systems in the stats.
If you have any problems to get it running, please contact me here over the forums or via email (burp at dotsch dot de).
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Message 5293 - Posted: 7 Apr 2007, 18:46:57 UTC

Janus, FWIW, if you can get OS X for PPC, you can try out PearPC, a PowerPC emulator for x86 processors. Only 15 times slower than a real CPU.
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Message 5295 - Posted: 7 Apr 2007, 19:09:05 UTC - in response to Message 5293.  
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Janus, FWIW, if you can get OS X for PPC, you can try out PearPC, a PowerPC emulator for x86 processors. Only 15 times slower than a real CPU.

Interesting link. Thanks a lot.
The speed difference is more or less irrelevant - SF\'s compile farm was usually under quite some load anyways...
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Message 5296 - Posted: 7 Apr 2007, 21:30:46 UTC

I needed to compile an app for Mac, and somebody pointed me to \"osx86\" wiki. That particular link wasn\'t useful, but I found PearPC linked from the Wiki and *that* is what I needed. I have an original OS X for PowerPC from my dad\'s PowerBook. My application isn\'t CPU-intensive at all (most of the time it\'s waiting) so I don\'t mind at all if it runs on Rosetta for Intel Macs.

On the other hand, *you* probably want a native Intel Mac binary ;)
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Message 5567 - Posted: 21 Apr 2007, 14:24:17 UTC

I have build a new MacOS binary with the newest patches blender code. But, still with glue version 1.
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Message 5649 - Posted: 25 Apr 2007, 6:26:42 UTC

(Still smashing head on keyboard after Apple announced release of Intel Mac Mini 1 day after purchasing a PPC one)
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Message 6698 - Posted: 21 Sep 2007, 9:12:07 UTC - in response to Message 5649.  

Any news on the Mac-client front?
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Message 6699 - Posted: 21 Sep 2007, 9:47:29 UTC - in response to Message 6698.  
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Any news on the Mac-client front?

Yes, the plan is to start releasing Mac OSX clients mid-beta.
However, I don\'t have a Mac and Apple doesn\'t want to sponsor one or offer a discount. Sourceforge has also closed their compile testbed (which had macs).
I\'ve read that it is possible to run the Intel version of Mac OSX in the VMWare emulator (they were kind enough to give me a free emulator at some conference), which is something I\'ll be looking into. However, to do this I\'ll still have to buy a full version of the OSX operating system - I don\'t want to do that until I know it will work.
Working remotely on a participant-supplied machine is not an option due to security concerns.

This currently leaves you with the only option of compiling the client yourself.
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