Looks like plenty are having success on Linux though - not much luck for me on the Mac! On Mac OS X 10.7.5, installed many dependencies via MacPorts (10 to be precise, 2 of which took a day to figure out some building issue) to finally get `./configure` to run successfully. Finally I got to `make` after a few days, only to fail on a source code error! OctaveUI.cpp:487: error: ‘class Gtk::FontSelectionDialog’ has no member named ‘get_font_selection’ giving up! Moved instead to qtoctave (available on MacPorts via `port install qtoctave-mac`), which works brilliantly.