I am working with an existing open-source project that works flawlessly on a PC. I assume it also works on Linux. I am trying to get the project to work on Mac OSX 10.11.4. I got the source code to compile and link. The problem is the custom UI will not show up. Due to recommendations from the original author I am using version 4.1.0 of the JUCE framework.
I am using Reaper to test it (although I get similar results in the Plug-in Host provided by Juce). I am an experienced C++ developer but new to Juce and I don’t do much C++ on the mac. That means I’m on an XCode and Juce learning ramp.
When I load the plug-in in Reaper, Reaper has a UI button that allows me to toggle between the native Reaper UI and the plug-in’s custom UI. The custom UI is blank. The native UI shows the controls for controlling the meter that I would expect. However, without the custom UI to show the meter itself the plug-in isn’t very useful. I realize this isn’t very much information but I’m hoping I missed something obvious about making a UI appear on the Mac. I’m also open to testing/debugging steps I might try. I’m not even sure how to debug this but I can add alert boxes and get feedback that way.
If anyone is ambitious and wants to download and try this I can detail the steps I took to get a clean compile and link.