[osg-users] 2.6 Mac OS X issues and some solutions

Filip Wänström filip.wanstrom at tii.se
Thu Sep 4 05:42:09 PDT 2008

Great, then I know that I have a working path and in the future it gets even
better. :)
Since I haven't used OSG for a few years (1.2 was the last thing I tried in
2006 I think) I have some catching up to do. And at that time I had to use
Windows. This time around I hope I can use a Mac instead. If this works out
I hope I will be able to contribute in some way.

/Filip - back to coding...

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 2:34 PM, Eric Sokolowsky <esok.osg at gmail.com> wrote:

> Filip Wänström wrote:
>> Hi again, wanted to add that the template xcode "OSG Application" needs to
>> be updated. (and changed if you want it to work right now)
>> Since I tried the CMake route that creates regular .so files and headers
>> in /usr/local instead of creating mac os frameworks the template need to be
>> changed by removing all the framework linkings. In addition, some of the
>> headers in the precompiled header file is out of date it seems.
>> Introspection and osgSim/OpenFlightOptimizer
>> I willl change the template so it works with libs and am of course willing
>> to share if anyone want it.
>> I'm not saying that the template should be changed to using regular libs
>> instead of frameworks in the long run but for the time being that is the
>> easiest way for me to start developing on the mac (and get a homey linux
>> feeling as well..)
>> I'm not sure what the status is for generating frameworks from the xcode
>> project that CMake creates. Hopeully this is remedied in a not to far
>> future. For now, I'm glad that I can use xcode to create osg projects that
>> works fine.
> Yes, for now, the cmake project does not create OSG frameworks. We're
> working on this. Creating dylibs works fine. These dylibs can be installed
> on a developer's system or embedded into an application. Since most of the
> example programs require command-line arguments to run properly, it's not
> too much of a burden to set environment variables. Once we get frameworks
> built with cmake the environment variables should not be necessary.
> -Eric
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