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INSTALLmac.txt - Installation of Vim on Macintosh

This file contains instructions for compiling Vim. If you already have an
executable version of Vim, you don't need this.

First, make sure you've installed Xcode or CommandLineToots.  If not, open a
terminal and do

	$ make --version

A window pops up instructing you to install the developer tools.


1 MacOS X
 1.1. Carbon interface
 1.2. X (Athena, GTK, Motif) or plain text.

MacOS Classic is no longer supported.  If you really want it use Vim 6.4.

1 MacOS X

1.0 Considerations

 Only '/' supported as path separator.

1.1 Carbon interface (default)

 You can compile vim with the standard Unix routine:
   cd .../src
   make test
   sudo make install

 "make" will create a working application bundle in the src
 directory.  You can move this bundle (the directory) anywhere
 you want.  Or use "make install" to move it to /Applications.

 You need at least Xcode 1.5 to compile Vim 7.0.

 Configure will create a universal binary if possible.  This requires
 installing the universal SDK (currently for 10.4).

 To overrule the architecture do this before running make:

	./configure --with-mac-arch=intel
	./configure --with-mac-arch=ppc

1.2 X-Windows or Plain Text

 If you do not want the Carbon interface, you must explicitly tell
 configure to use a different GUI.

  cd .../src
  ./configure --disable-darwin --enable-gui=gtk2
  make; make install

 NOTE: The following GUI options are supported:
	no (for text), motif, athena, nextaw
	gtk, gtk2, gnome, gnome2,

 NOTE: You need to first install XFree86 and XDarwin.
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