Window Maker

jcpowers21

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I have X on X for MacOSX, but it is very ugly and i wanted to know if anyone could give me a link and some instruction to using WindowMaker or any other GUI compatable with OSX.

Justin
 

yuriwho

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I ran into the same dilemma and found some info on the GNU-darwin site. I used that to make the following script which has successfully installed WindowMaker on at least one other machine. Now if someone could tell me how to get rasmol or molmol working as an X app I would be very grateful.

enjoy

Yuri

#!/bin/sh
#
# GNU-Darwin libraries and windowmaker install script for OSX-PB (created Feb 13/2001, may be out of date now)
# WARNING: this script could be hazardous to your computers health
# read this script before you execute it!!
# you will need the dev tools from apple and should have already installed
# XonX (http://www.mrcla.com/XonX/) and have it working
# you must be root to run this, I suggest you run it from your login directory
# this script is not responsible for any problems you may have with your machine
#
# at the end of the script you should exit root, type "rehash"
# and then "wmaker.inst", then enter ".xinitrc" when prompted to complete the set-up
# find and doubleclick the xmaster app in your finder to enjoy WindowMaker under OSX
#
# Merry X-mas!

mkdir wminstall; cd wminstall
wget ftp://gnu-darwin.sourceforge.net/pub/gnu-darwin/giflib-4.1.0.tgz
gnutar zxvf giflib-4.1.0.tgz
cd giflib-4.1.0; make install; cd ..

wget ftp://gnu-darwin.sourceforge.net/pub/gnu-darwin/glib-1.2.8.tgz
gnutar zxvf glib-1.2.8.tgz
cd glib-1.2.8; make install; cd ..

wget ftp://gnu-darwin.sourceforge.net/pub/gnu-darwin/gtk+-1.2.8.tgz
gnutar zxvf gtk+-1.2.8.tgz
cd gtk+-1.2.8; make install; cd ..

wget ftp://gnu-darwin.sourceforge.net/pub/gnu-darwin/imlib-1.9.8.1.tgz
gnutar zxvf imlib-1.9.8.1.tgz
cd imlib-1.9.8.1; make install; cd ..

wget ftp://gnu-darwin.sourceforge.net/pub/gnu-darwin/jpeg-6b.tgz
gnutar zxvf jpeg-6b.tgz
cd jpeg-6b; make install; cd ..

wget ftp://gnu-darwin.sourceforge.net/pub/gnu-darwin/libIDL-0.6.8.tgz
gnutar zxvf libIDL-0.6.8.tgz
cd libIDL-0.6.8; make install; cd ..

wget ftp://gnu-darwin.sourceforge.net/pub/gnu-darwin/libxml-1.8.10.tgz
gnutar zxvf libxml-1.8.10.tgz
cd libxml-1.8.10; make install; cd ..

wget ftp://gnu-darwin.sourceforge.net/pub/gnu-darwin/tiff-v3.5.5.tgz
gnutar zxvf tiff-v3.5.5.tgz
cd tiff-v3.5.5; make install; cd ..

wget ftp://gnu-darwin.sourceforge.net/pub/gnu-darwin/libungif-4.1.0.tgz
gnutar zxvf libungif-4.1.0.tgz
cd libungif-4.1.0; make install; cd ..

wget ftp://gnu-darwin.sourceforge.net/pub/gnu-darwin/zlib-1.1.3.tgz
gnutar zxvf zlib-1.1.3.tgz
cd zlib-1.1.3; make install; cd ..

wget ftp://gnu-darwin.sourceforge.net/pub/gnu-darwin/libPropList-0.10.1.tgz
gnutar zxvf libPropList-0.10.1.tgz
cd libPropList-0.10.1; make install; cd ..

wget ftp://gnu-darwin.sourceforge.net/pub/gnu-darwin/WindowMaker-0.62.1.tgz
gnutar zxvf WindowMaker-0.62.1.tgz
cd WindowMaker-0.62.1; cd WindowMaker; make install; cd ..; make install; cd ..
 

stone

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Had some problems, but I got Window Maker up and running after making a dummy lm library (Help from zpincus, see other thread: http://www.macosx.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=1940).

1. Get the source from http://www.windowmaker.org
2. make a symbolic link gcc -> cc (steps 2-6 as root)
3. copy /usr/libexec/config.* to where Window Maker is
4. Make the lm dummy fix
5. ./configurate
6. make
7. make install
8. login as yourself
9. run /usr/local/bin/wmaker.inst
10. copy xinitrc to you home as .xinitrc if you don't have it.
11. modify .xinitrc at the end subsituting whatver is there
after # start some nice programs, to:

/usr/local/bin/wmaker &
xterm

Worked for me! And it looks OK.
/stone

iBook with Public Beta.
 

stone

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Sorry,

Slipped a little on the keyboard. wrong order. The end should read:

8. login as yourself
9. copy xinitrc to you home as .xinitrc if you don't have it.
10. modify .xinitrc at the end subsituting whatver is there
after # start some nice programs, to:
/usr/local/bin/wmaker &
xterm
11. run /usr/local/bin/wmaker.inst
12. then start xwindows logging in as >console or just using the great Xmaster application. Many thanks to all that helps in getting this to run!

/stone
 

MFiend

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stone, I at least got WindowMaker compiled and installed, but now I'm getting errors that it can't find images for WPrefs. i.e.

/usr/local/GNUstep/Apps/WPrefs.app/WPrefs warning: could not locate image file opaque

Do you, or does anyone, know what this means, and how I should fix it?

MFiend
 
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