Survex 1.2.16 for Mac OS X (was: Re: Survex 1.2.16 released)

Olly Betts olly at
Thu Jan 22 12:16:57 GMT 2015

> On Thu, Oct 16, 2014 at 10:07 PM, Olly Betts <olly at> wrote:
> > There's currently no pre-built version of a recent release for Mac OS X,
> > but I hope to sort this out before the end of the month.

Sadly that attempt got rather bogged down and we ran out of time, but my
Dad is visiting and I've got 1.2.16 building on his Mac laptop with some
small tweaks.  It's now downloadable from the website download page:

A number of the previously noted issues are gone, but there are still
some niggles noted in the INSTALL file in the disk image.  If you spot
any others, please report them.

Also, if you know how to fix any remaining issues, please help out.

This was built on OS X 10.10.1, but with an option which I think means
it should be compatible with older releases.  If you try it with an
older release, success or failure reports would be useful.

On Fri, Oct 17, 2014 at 05:01:07PM -0400, David A. Riggs wrote:
> The OS X build script, when set to download a wxWidgets tarball
> (default), is looking for the latest wx release, 3.0.2. Unfortunately,
> their FTP mirror hasn't yet been updated with the 3.0.2 source
> tarball, even though it was released at the start of the month! Their
> dev email list suggests that the FTP mirror maintainer is traveling.
> In the meantime, I modified the `` script to use
> SourceForge's direct download link:
>    curl -L -O "$WXVERSION/$wxtarball"

Thanks.  Their FTP mirror has been updated, but the permissions appear
to be wrong, so I've changed the script to use this.  It's arguably
better as people should get sent to a mirror near them.


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