A commenter asked for help building Paul Stretch for his G4 Powerbook. I didn’t bother with a PowerPC build for OS X; but if you’re familiar enough with programming to build stuff from source it’s not too difficult. Instructions after the jump — I know most of you would rather eat broken glass than read them.
EDIT: I should mention that these build scripts will work on any OS (Linux, SunOS, FreeBSD) that supports Unix style scripting. For all I know, you can use them with Cygwin and X11 on Windows.
On Windows, you can look at the scripts (they’re dirt simple) and use them as a guide to building — you can probably get binary distributions of the libraries, and then use CMake to build the application. Really!
This is ALL command line instructions.
STEP 1: make yourself a sandbox directory, and change there.
STEP 2: Get my scripts for building
curl http://www.cornwarning.com/xfer/PaulStretch-OSX-Build.tar.gz > PaulStretch-OSX-Build.tar.gz
tar xzf PaulStretch-OSX-Build.tar.gz
STEP 3: Get all the source code
STEP 4: Build it all
Now you should be the proud owner of a shiny new paulstretch.app, which will be in the opt subdirectory of your sandbox. All you need to do to install it is to copy it where ever you want it to live. For example:
sudo cp -r opt/install/paulstretch.app /Applications
What if it goes wrong? Well, mate, I did my best. I actually checked all my scripts with a build from scratch several times until it went through to completion. The main thing to check is this: I’ve coded URLS to the source tar files. If you look in the getall.sh script, you’ll see the curl commands I use to grab them. It may be that there are newer versions of the files, or the links have changed. In which case you’ll have to google the library name, and find the source tar files for yourself.
Aside from that, e-mail me ( chaircrusher at gmail dot com ) and include the exact error messages you’re encountering and I will do my best to sort you the hell out.