2008-10-10 Emacs 23 on Mac OS 10.3

My old iBook still runs Mac OS 10.3 aka. Panther. I keep thinking about replacing it with GNU/Linux one of these days. For the moment, however, I still use it when Claudia sits at our Mac Mini.

As I have switched to Emacs 23 from CVS on all my major machines, I feel like trying it on my laptop, too. I recently built Emacs 22 for my laptop. Now I feel like I wasted time on that... Oh well. We’ll see whether this works as intended! :)

I discovered that I still have some old libraries in /opt/local – old DarwinPorts stuff? I must confess that these days I hardly use ports anymore. I just download pre-built binaries, or build from source. That’s how awesome the world has become. :)

So anyway, Emacs from CVS → build from source, haha.

CPPFLAGS='-I/opt/local/include' LDFLAGS='-L/opt/local/lib' ./configure --with-gif=no --with-ns

Apparently all this Cocoa stuff is now called NextStep because of the move to the EmacsApp project. Yikes! No more CarbonEmacsPackage stuff!

Strange: As I discovered a while ago, the libraries are not really necessary. And yet .configure complained when it could not find them. I guess I should report that as a bug.

Trying to build it right now... Will report back.


In file included from nsfns.m:36:
keyboard.h:324: warning: redefinition of `Boolean'
/System/Library/Frameworks/CoreServices.framework/Headers/../Frameworks/CarbonCore.framework/Headers/MacTypes.h:255: warning: `Boolean' previously declared here
nsfns.m: In function `interpret_services_menu':
nsfns.m:293: warning: assignment from incompatible pointer type
nsfns.m: In function `ns_do_applescript':
nsfns.m:2042: error: `typeUTF16ExternalRepresentation' undeclared (first use in this function)
nsfns.m:2042: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
nsfns.m:2042: error: for each function it appears in.)
make[1]: *** [nsfns.o] Error 1
make: *** [src] Error 2

Do I report this as a bug?

Update: Doh, I discovered that all the CPPFLAGS etc. settings are not necessary. The only thing you need to use is with-ns.



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