After running Mac OS X for some years I encountered that the “Open With…” popup menu had multiple entries of one program listed, which was kind of annoying. I tried to find solutions for this, but couldn’t find one, until I eventually ask Dr. Google the right question and found a blog post about it. [...]
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There is no official FindGSL.cmake module in the cmake distribution to “automagically” find the Gnu Scientific Library on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. I have written such a module which works for my configurations, but might not cover all GSL installation on all OS. But you can modify it to fit your needs.
Sometimes one wants to download a source package or similar from sourceforge with curl and not with the browser, e.g. in a script where one wants to download a package automatically. It turns out, that due the latest changes in the download system of sourceforge this is not straightforward.
This problem regularly comes up at the wxWidgets mailing list: You write an application for Mac OS X which utilizes a GUI and when you start the program, you can see the user interface, but the window doesn’t have the focus and also you can’t click it. So the window is not reactive in any [...]
In a former post I showed how Gnuplot 4.2.6 could be easily installed on Mac OS X. In the meantime Gnuplot 4.4.0 was released and although the wxWidgets terminal still doesn’t work on Mac OS X, there are the new cairo based terminals which provide png and pdf output. These terminals replace the gd terminals [...]
There is no official GTK framework for Mac OS X available. They are working hard on it, but in the moment you are forced to compile the framework on your own, though the instructions don’t look that complicated. You could also use macports or fink, but when I use them I always encounter some problems, [...]
I provide another instructions to install Gnuplot 4.4.0 compiling it yourself on Mac OS X. There are some possibilities to install Gnuplot on Mac OS X, none of them is “official”, since the Gnuplot project doesn’t provide binaries for Mac OS X. It’s actually quite easy to configure and compile Gnuplot (i.e. ./configure; make; make [...]
There is a very convenient possibility to remote access folders on computers via ssh: sshfs. On Mac OS X there is also a possiblity to use sshfs and this is a short introduction how to do that.
Puh, that’s a long title. I’m working on Mac OS X and use Virtualbox to run Windows XP as a guest operating system. Virtualbox runs exceptionally well and it’s even free. But the keyboard mapping is problematic since Windows XP assumes a standard PC keyboard. The layout of the Apple keyboards is different, so if [...]
The installation of a NTFS driver on Mac OS X for read and write access is actually covered on many websites, so I just write this entry to summarize the installation process and to write about my experience with the driver.