[sf-perl] hostid in mac os x?
masri at nolex.com
Sun Jan 6 15:15:47 PST 2008
For those considering a VM on Intel Macs, have a look at this useful
review of your options and how they stack up. This might be a nice
alternative for you, allowing you to test your application development
in the same server environment it will eventually be deployed on
(assuming you're not using MacOS X Server, of course ;) ).
On Jan 6, 2008, at 2:31 PM, Brian Hamlin wrote:
> I have only anecdotal evidence..
> Basically, unix ports, whether via Fink or MacPorts (straight outta
> BSD), will
> always suffer in the windowing and fonts department. If you are
> a faceless server kind of thing, you are probably in good shape.
> and all rely on some font management, and thats where I draw the line
> on installs for my Macs.
> I am successfully using a pretty full featured imaging package, with a
> slew if imaging engines, like TIFF and JPEG and others, but again,
> its bits only, and faceless. OS 10.4, PowerPC.. couple variations...
> Meanwhile, those VMs are getting more a more solid, with hardware
> to support it. The rumor around here is that Parallels works a little
> better than VM Ware on a Mac. So its been said by someone who
> has put in the hours.. Those that can are buying high-end dual Xeon
> Macs with all the ram they can find. And it works. Yes, the VMs are
> So if you need 100% environment compatibility, build it with a VM.
> Meanwhile, plenty of things work very well on BSD/Mac these days.
> On Jan 6, 2008, at 2:03 PM, Adam Masri wrote:
>> fink is another alternative package manager, although I'm not really
>> sure at this point which one is more reliable/easier to use/has more
>> packages. I've used fink in previous versions of OS X, but it always
>> takes them a little while to get up & running flawlessly on new OS
>> releases. 10.4 & before should work great, 10.5 is still a little
>> buggy but they're getting there. If anyone has tested both & has
>> thoughts / comments that would be interesting.
>> On Jan 6, 2008, at 1:37 PM, Kevin Frost wrote:
>>> A lot of other stuff is available through MacPorts, though they have
>>> some sporadic packaging problems so some of the more complicated
>>> things (like PerlMagick) often won't compile with the normal `sudo
>>> port install foo` business. But I've found most everything can be
>>> hacked into working with a little effort.
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