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Re: 64 bit MacOS version + Apple Silicon version

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: 64 bit MacOS version + Apple Silicon version
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2021 23:32:56 +0200
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Jonas Hahnfeld <hahnjo@hahnjo.de> writes:

> Am Donnerstag, dem 22.04.2021 um 16:39 -0400 schrieb Marnen Laibow-
> Koser:
>> On Thu, Apr 22, 2021 at 4:34 PM Karlin High <karlinhigh@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> > On 4/22/2021 2:24 PM, Jonas Hahnfeld via bug-lilypond wrote:
>> > > No, my understanding of the problem is that you cannot *compile* 
>> > > for
>> > > macOS unless you are on Apple hardware, ie no cross-compilation
>> > > which
>> > > GUB is based on.
>> > 
>> > Meaning, nothing whatsoever? Not even just "Hello World" with GCC?
>> > 
>> Please review the list archives and the license agreement in
>> question.  It’s specifically the Xcode and the Mac OS SDK whose
>> licenses forbid being used on non-Apple hardware.  GCC is of course
>> not subject to those particular licenses. 
> Sure, but using GCC to compile an object file is not exactly helpful.
> And linking probably requires at least libc.dylib from the SDK.

Well, LilyPond is a commandline application and Darwin is presumably
Open Source.  That gives a path to a working executable not using Xcode.
How feasible or hard that path is (and how much Apple is invested in
making Darwin available in a timely or useful manner) is a different

David Kastrup

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