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INSTALLmac.txt - Installation of Vim on Macintosh
This file contains instructions for compiling Vim. If you already have an
executable version of Vim, you don't need this.
An alternate way of building that Benji Fisher uses can be found here:
http://macvim.swdev.org/OSX/#Developers
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Summary
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1 MacOS X
1.1. Carbon interface
1.2. X (Athena, GTK, Motif) or plain text.
MacOS Classic is no longer supported. If you really want it use Vim 6.4.
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1 MacOS X
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1.0 Considerations
Only '/' supported as path separator.
1.1 Carbon interface (default)
You can compile vim with the standard Unix routine:
cd .../src
make
This will create a working Vim.app application bundle in the src
directory. You can move this bundle (the Vim.app directory) anywhere
you want. Or use this command to move it to /Applications:
make install
You need at least Xcode 1.5 to compile Vim 7.0.
Configure will create a universal binary if possible. This requires
installing the universal SDK (currently for 10.4).
To overrule the architecture do this before running make:
./configure --with-mac-arch=intel
or
./configure --with-mac-arch=ppc
1.2 X-Windows or Plain Text
If you do not want the Carbon interface, you must explicitly tell
configure to use a different GUI.
cd .../src
./configure --disable-darwin --enable-gui=gtk2
make; make install
NOTE: The following GUI options are supported:
no (for text), motif, athena, nextaw
gtk, gtk2, gnome, gnome2,
NOTE: You need to first install XFree86 and XDarwin.
Please visit http://www.XDarwin.org
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