Note that I am running it on X11, using the unstable tree of Fink.
Installation was simply a matter of "fink install gramps".
I'm using xorg's X11 2.3.1, but I suspect Apple's X11 would work
well. You have to install the Developer Tools (free from Apple) to
get the unstable stuff, so there is a bit of download time and then
a fair amount of compiling. However, it appears to work.
On Feb 5, 2009, at 7:02 PM, Jim Winfrey wrote:
> Stan, there are a bunch of us Mac users who don't have the knowledge
> or the nerve to get Gramps running on Mac. If you have a recipe, I,
> for one, would certainly appreciate. There are any number of "how to
> do its" on the web but they all seem to find at least one critical
> step to leave out. I am running Gramps on a virtual Ubuntu install on
> my Mac and I'd love to be able to run it on Mac.
> On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Stan Sanderson
> <stansanderson@...> wrote:
>> I'm a newbie currently maintaining a database of just under 2000
>> persons. I recently exported the entries from Mac OSX 10.5.6 GEDitCOM
>> to (Gnome, X11 2.3.1, using Fink) Gramps 3.0.4. I have successfully
>> made adjustments for the differences in use of GEDCOM, and am very
>> impressed with Gramps' report formatting capabilities.
>> It appears to be a trade-off, however, in that GEDitCOM is very fast
>> (I assume since it is RAM-based rather than disk-based, as is
>> Gramps requires much more patience when an edit is complete, and the
>> amount of patience required appears to increase with the length of
>> session. That may be an X11 or Gnome or ? problem rather than Gramps.
>> I did see mention somewhere of memory leaks.
>> However, what would make my Gramps experience much more pleasant
>> be getting the spelling to work. It is set in preferences and I have
>> installed (through Fink) all the required pieces (according to the
>> Gramps site as I read it).
>> If there are Mac-using Gramps users who have solved the riddle, I
>> would be grateful for the answer.
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