Request for a Port

Jamie Paul Griffin jamie at
Sat Sep 15 10:03:04 PDT 2012

[ Clemens Lang wrote on Sat 15.Sep'12 at 18:01:21 +0200 ]

> On Sat, Sep 15, 2012 at 01:15:14PM +0100, Jamie Paul Griffin wrote:
> > Ok, i'll give it a go. It will be my first attempt at doing this and I
> > know i'm going to have issues
> That's fine, you can always ask for help here or in the #macports IRC
> channel on freenode (make sure to idle around, there's not always
> somebody available immediately).
> > I can't get spectrwm sources to compile on my Lion machine. I've used
> > the forum to let them know, and they've released 2 or 3
> > versions since I did that but they don't seem interested in porting
> > the code to the Mac OS X platform. In the source code there is
> > information about compiling on Leopard 10.5 but that's all there is
> > relating to OS X. 
> seems to have some
> information on what needs to be done to get this working with OS X, but
> then I can already see the instructions are not completely correct,
> because the changes in the Makefile described there should probably also
> include changing the library's name to libswmhack.$(LVERS).dylib.

Indeed. I've trying to get it installed for a while now and from reading
posts on the forum from others i'm not the only one experiencing issues. 

The maintainer there simply replied saying they would look into it at
some point but would accept patches. 

IMO it's worth pursuing as it will provide a nice environment to work
with on OS X. 

I will continue to work at getting it to build and install. 

Best wishes, Jamie. 

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