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cannot run staden on mac os x 10.4

  • Hi,
    I have dowloaded several of the staden mac os versions available, but I can not run it on my computer. Any help?

    • Mike Muratet
      Mike Muratet

      What versions did you try exactly? How did you try to start it? What message does it give when you try to start it? I believe that all of the Staden versions require X windows which should be bundled with 10.4. If not, you can download it with fink. Start an X window session and try to launch Staden from there.

    • I have the same problem. But I don't know what a X window is. Couldn't find it on the Apple Support page either. Any help there?

    • James Bonfield
      James Bonfield

      Gap4 does not use the Apple native "aqua" look and feel. Instead it uses the Unix based X11 windowing toolkit. This has been available for MacOS X since launch, but wasn't installed by default on earlier versions. I was under the impression it came prebundled with newer systems, but apples own pages seem a bit confusing. http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/x11formacosx.html claims "Note 10.4 customers can install X11 by using the Tiger DVD installer disk", so perhaps it's shipped with the OS but still not enabled straight away.

      http://developer.apple.com/opensource/tools/X11.html may give more information about how to set up and use X11, but I cannot say if that's still valid for the latest MacOS X release as my aging iMac is on some rather early edition (plus I only use it once in a blue moon to test compilations on).