Minimum spec mac


#1

Probably a dumb question… I do not know a lot about macs. What is the minimum spec for building plugins on a Mac? I have an 10.5.4 ppc mac with xcode 3.1.3. Is is possible to build plugins? Or is it best to dump this mac and get me a newer intel minimac?

Kind regards,

Harrie Munnik


#2

I see I can build the JuceDemo, but can not build the Introjucer. I get the next error building the Introjucer:

Command /Developer/usr/bin/gcc-4.0 failed with exit code 1

Am I doing something wrong? Or is simply my Mac to old?

Harrie


#3

It might be that your version of gcc is too old. Under Project->Edit Active Target->Build Tab->“C/C++ Compiler Version” is “GCC 4.2” available? Try that. If not I would try downloading the latest version of Xcode (3.2.6 i think) if it works under PPC.

Are there any other errors or just that one line?


#4

It is only that line. And it worked! Thanks.

Harrie Munnik


#5

Xcode 3.1.3 is the latest version working on a ppc afaik. I could eliminante a lot of problems building my own plugin in mac format, but was still a bit stuck. So I just got me a 2009 minimac and am now installing 3.2.5. That is the most common used Xcode version? Or are a lot of devs going toward Xcode 4??

Harrie


#6

Well at the moment it’s really personal preference. I still use 3 because 4 is a bit of a memory hog and is quite CPU intensive. Plus with only a small screen the “unified” interface gets a bit annoying as it’s all too small. I think if you wish to target Lion in about a months time you will have to use 4 but you can use both concurrently so maybe give 4 a spin and see what you think. Hope it all works out for you.