[Ifeffit] Building ifeffit Mac Mountain Lion

Bruce Ravel bravel at bnl.gov
Fri Mar 22 07:19:47 CDT 2013

Two comments:

(1) The current maintainer of wxperl claims
    that installation on the Mac should work out of the box since
    version 0.9915 (the current version at
    https://metacpan.org/module/Wx is 0.9917).  I have not tried this
    myself, but mailing list participant Lyle Gordan has informed my
    privately that he was able to build wxperl and have it pass all
    its unit tests on his Mac.

(2) I am, as Matt said, working on getting Demeter to use Larch.  It's
    a work in progress.  About 1/2 of Athena's functionality works
    with Larch.  I have not yet started working on Artemis.  It is
    time consuming, but not difficult, work.  I will make an
    announcement when Athena fully supports Larch so that early
    adopters can help be suss out the bugs.


On Thursday, March 21, 2013 09:46:37 PM Matt Newville wrote:
> Hi Jeff,
> On Thu, Mar 21, 2013 at 9:32 PM, IIT <terryj at iit.edu> wrote:
> > Hi Matt,
> > 
> > No problem.  I have succeeded in building and running ifeffit and pgplot
> > on Mac OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2. I thought this was the first step in
> > building Demeter?
> > 
> > Should I be using Larch instead for this?
> I'd say Yes.   I may be biased, but not using PGPLOT is at least one
> obvious benefit.    But, I think Demeter may not be ready for
> distribution with Larch.    Bruce is working on it, and I think Athena
> is more or less working, but I don't know the full status.
> Either with Ifeffit or Larch as the back end, getting wxPerl working
> on OS X seems to be a large hassle.  I've tried and failed several
> times on 10.6.8 (my current MacBook Pro is that out-of-data, I
> suppose).  I'm willing to believe that having installed wxPython many
> times on this machine has trashed it for wxPerl.  But I have tried
> (only once) building wxPerl on an 10.8 Mac mini at by beamline.... and
> also failed.   It looks to be possible with MacPorts, but I have not
> succeeded in doing this myself.
> So, if you can solve that, I think the Mac OS X users would be very
> grateful.....
> --Matt
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