[vtkusers] Re: OSX universal binary VTK

Dan White dan at chalkie.org.uk
Thu Jun 8 09:58:39 EDT 2006

>> Dear All,
>> I dont know how many people are trying to make universal binaries of
>> VTK for their  software projects
>> and internal use, but I suspect that it is probably enough to
>> change this Cmake bug report to critical and high priority?
>> Presently it is listed as Medium and feature request.
>> Also maybe we could up the status of the VTK bug report bugid=3059.
>> Since presently VTK on OSX intel macs does not work properly,
>> and the universal build way is the sensible way to go forward?
>> Of course I am biased as an OSX developer, but these bugs are halting
>> development on a whole platform, OSX ppc and i386
>> since we should be making universal binaries in the majority of  
>> cases.
>> Any more votes in favour of that? Or just me ;-)
>> I am very willing to help in any way that I can,
>> quality dashboards, testing etc.
>> but I don't know how to code c++, sadly.
>> cheers
>> Dan
> I do build universal binaries for OS X 10.3.9 (PPC) through OS X
> 10.4.6 Intel. What I have to do at the moment is to build on a PPC box
> with the 10.3.9 sysroot and then build on Intel with the 10.4u sdk .
> then manually lipo them together. I build with Cocoa only. No python
> or java wrappings. I have good luck running my app on my target
> machine, but this build process, while I only have to do it once it is
> tedious. I think CMake just needs to add some more fields for each
> compiler so the compiler knows which sysroot to use for each target.
>     I also stick to the official release of VTK 5 and not CVS as that
> has had good luck for me.
>    I would also offer any assistance that I can to make this a  
> smoother process
> Mike Jackson
> -- 
> Mike Jackson
> imikejackson _at_ gee-mail dot com

Hi Mike,

thats cool!



Dr. Daniel James White BSc. (Hons.) PhD
Bioimaging Coordinator
Nanoscience Centre and Department of Biological and Environmental  
Division of Molecular Recognition
Ambiotica C242
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