Mac Madness begins – mini version

Just saying ‘close’ is enough to discover how ‘not that close’ I am. Turns out the b9 distribution for OSX doesn’t run on a new mac — some missing libtool manipulations. How did I learn that? I bought a new mac mini — the low end 4GB one and before I set it up to do the development of Shoes, I’ll use it to test the build from the Hackintosh VM. Yes, that’s completely back asswards! The reason for the real Mac is to compile. Even better: I should set if I can setup virtualbox on OSX and install a plain 10.9.3 as a guest. How do you do that without an ISO?

It’ll be a few days before I get Shoes 3.2b9 for OSX available. It takes some non shoes work to get the mini fully setup into my home network. I’m legal too until I get around the little problem with Oraclebox not setting up an OSX guest unless you have a OSX Server OS. One could export the Hackintosh VM and import it on OSX and it might appear to work OK once one works out the change in monitor/screen size. It would be better to just start over with the Guest OS with a basic Hackintosh once I get the host OSX sorted out and the Shoes 3.2b9 bugs sorted out

The hackintosh Guest on Ubuntu is too unpleasant to do serious Shoes work. Particularly when there is real mac mini which doesn’t have cursor hangs and whose nfs performance is solid, even ‘not bad’. Just too much ‘unsupported’ in the Hackintosh on Ubuntu. Shoes performs better, about what you’d expect (it’s dragging some X11 stuff behind it). Remote Desktop (VNC) works too. Still a little ssh work so I don’t need passwords but the mac mini is integrated. It’s got xcode and rvm installed and homebrew and it builds Shoes with the same bug that the hackintosh does (a bug that b7 didn’t have). I know where the bug lives (I fixed it once before).

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