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Using Ecolab under Mac OSX

Eco Lab compiles out of the box on OSX using the Mac OSX Dev Tools package, which is available for free download from http://connect.apple.com You will also need a copy of TCL/Tk - the ActiveTCL works well, although building TCL/Tk from source is also possible. If you do the latter, choose the unix build directory, not the macosx one.

You need to make a choice whether you want to run Eco Lab as a native Aqua application, or as an X-windows application under the XFree86 server software. Specify --enable-aqua on the Tk configure line to build for Aqua, rather than X11. On the Eco Labbuild line, specify AQUA=1 on the make command line.

You may also use MacPorts to easily build the prerequisite packages. Eco Lab's Makefiles will search for Macports software located in /opt/local prior to searching system locations. Note that if you install the MacPorts version of Tk, it uses X11 only, Aqua mode is unavailable.



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Russell Standish 2016-09-02