Running tkMOO-light on Mac OS X
You can run tkMOO-light on Mac OS X but it's not a simple process.
A better-integrated version of tkMOO-light for Mac OS X will be
available soon, but in the mean time you should try one of the following
Using XDarwin and the UNIX version of tkMOO-light
The UNIX version of tkMOO-light requires an X11 graphics server,
which is common to platforms like Solaris and Linux. A version of
the Xfree86 X11 system is available for Mac OS X and works in
conjunction with XDarwin to provide support for X11 applications
You'll also need to install a version of Tcl/Tk, just like UNIX users do.
- Installing Xfree86
- Xfree86's support for Mac OS X is relatively new, so it's a
good idea to get the full Xfree86 archive and build a version on
your machine. You'll only be able to do this if you have a copy
of the Mac OS X Developer Toolkit, a separate CD from Apple.
If you don't have a Developer toolkit then you can download a
precompiled binary version of the Xfree86 system.
description of how to do this is given here:
When building a local version of the Xfree86 system the approach
goes roughly like this:
create a new directory and download the CVS tree, then build and install the complete system. This takes a long time to download and compile.
cvs -d :pserver:email@example.com:/cvs login
(use the password 'anoncvs')
cvs -d :pserver:firstname.lastname@example.org:/cvs checkout xc
sudo make install
(use your Mac OS X administrator password)
- Installing XDarwin
- You can download the XDarwin package from here:
- Installing Tcl/Tk
The quickest way to install Tcl/Tk is to use a package manager like
Fink. You can get Fink from here:
Download and install Fink and then type the command:
fink install tcltk
Using X-Tools and the UNIX version of tkMOO-light
As an alternative to XDarwin you can use the X-Tools system to
provide support for X11 applications. X-Tools is available here:
Using the Mac OS X 'Classic' Environment and the Macintosh version of tkMOO-light
You can also download the Macintosh version of tkMOO-light, now
available as a .sit archive, and run it. Mac OS X will start
the Classic environment to support the client which runs as a Mac
OS 9x application.