Problem building SPIM on Mac OSX Sierra - Directories don't match README
Dear Kevin I am sorry to hear that QtSpim is not accessible. In reading the documentation for the Qt toolkit, it seems as if might be accessible, but the documenation for Qt talks about Microsofts MSAA interface, and it is not clear that it will work on a Mac. I am not sure why you are not able to install spim in /usr/bin. On a Mac, might be better to install it in /usr/local/bin anyways, so type sudo make install BIN_DIR=/usr/local/bin EXCEPTION_DIR=/usr/local/spim
Try version 9.1.20, which should fix this problem.
Crash via Window menu; minor misspelling; Help menu
Both problems 1 and 2 fixed in 9.1.20. #1 wasn't a bug: QtSpim just exited after you clicked on the menu, so you could start it again. It was confusing, and I added a popup to indicate what was happening. The help system in Qt is very, very fragile. There are a large number of ways to screw it up, so it can't start reading the help file, and I'm not sure where to start helping you debug. If you are using the standard build script on Windows, you may have to manually copy the qtspim.qhc file from...
Fix packaging problems on Windows using mingw
Mac packaging problems (sigh)