Compiling and using master on macOS

Stephan Witt st.witt at
Sun Mar 15 20:37:44 UTC 2020

Am 15.03.2020 um 17:16 schrieb Daniel <xracoonx at>:
> Hi,
> I am about to try compiling and using master on macOS. I just has a look at INSTALL.MacOSX. It mentions Qt version 4. That seems a bit outdated. But I guess that I am looking at the latest guide to compile on macOS, right?

Yes, it’s outdated. It should work with Qt4 - but Qt4 cannot be used on recent macOS.

Basically I’m using the script in development folder. That’s much easier than other options, IMO.

First step is to install Xcode and the automake and/or cmake utilities. This can be done with macports or homebrew. I’m using macports.

Second step is to get Qt5 - as source or binary distribution. I’m using the source tarball and build Qt5 myself.

Optional components are the spell checker and libmagic frameworks.

Finally I start development/ with


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