[Ifeffit] Building ifeffit Mac Mountain Lion

Jeff Terry terryj at iit.edu
Fri Mar 22 19:58:27 CDT 2013

Hi Bruce,

Thanks for the update. 

I will try that version on wxperl. 

I will try Demeter with ifeffit then. 


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On Mar 22, 2013, at 7:19 AM, Bruce Ravel <bravel at bnl.gov> wrote:

> Two comments:
> (1) The current maintainer of wxperl claims
>    (http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.wxperl.users/2012/12/msg8628.html)
>    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.
> B
> 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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