[vtkusers] vtk 4.2 (carbon) on MacOS X Tiger doesn't work

Sean McBride sean at rogue-research.com
Thu Jul 14 11:55:34 EDT 2005

On 2005-07-14 11:39, Kalpathi Subramanian said:

>On OSX, you need to build it as a "Mac Application". This
>is what little I know (I am very new to OSX, as well):
>If your executable is called Cone, then create
>the following tree of directories:
>where the last Cone is the executable. Then the Mac
>understands this is an application (or you can simply
>execute the it by typing in the above path from
>a terminal. Once you do this, all events are properly
>recognized and handled.

That's exactly right.  The thing is that on Mac OS X command line
applications (like the vtk samples) cannot have a GUI (that is, they
cannot bring up windows).  vtk tries anyway.  And as you see it sorta
works, the window appears, but is broken in many ways.  

I wrote up a bug for this, and encourage you to vote for it: :)

The bug has some links to the details, if it interests you.

BTW, a better way to open GUI apps from terminal is:

open /path/to/MyApp.app

Sean McBride, B. Eng                 sean at rogue-research.com
Rogue Research                        www.rogue-research.com 
Mac Software Developer              Montréal, Québec, Canada

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