In article <email@example.com>, "Surajit Nundy" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I just compiled (and am running) enlightenment, the GIMP, XFree86 with gcc > on Mac OS X with no problems at all. > If this is possible, could someone enlighten me on why it is not possible > for the Mathworks to compile an X-windows version of this application for OS > X? > Thanks, > Surajit Nundy
I compiled Scilab using XFree86 and boy is it ugly. It's a good deal worse looking than SunOS was in the mid 90s. I guess Aqua has me spoiled. Anybody know if there are plans to improve the look of the windowing system that XFree86 uses.
From what I've seen so far, I think TMW would be making a mistake to port to OS X using X-windows. Cocoa is so much better and evidently easy to write. Coding the command and editor windows should be a piece of cake. Drawing to a figure window may be the biggest challenge. Mabe if we all pitched in and bought TMW the new O'Reilly book "Learning Cocoa" ...
I also downloaded SysQuake 2 LE from www.calerga.com. It runs under OS X, 9 and Windows. It's very fast but a little buggy yet. The language is a hybrid of MATLAB 4 and 5 with most of the good features of 5 except for handle graphics and OO. Definitely worth a look.