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    VMware OSX

    Alright, so in an attempt to get Rev (formerly known as CarPal) to compile on Mac to let you all try it, I've been beating my head against a wall.

    So I have a mac mini, but it's a really old one so it's super slow and doesn't have wifi which doesn't help me much. I managed to get OSX installed and running in a virtual machine in an attempt to use that to develop on, however it is excruciatingly slow and unresponsive. I click on an application and it takes 30 seconds to start. Minimizing and maximizing takes 2-3 seconds to start. It's worse than the mac mini was. Are there any "tricks" to speeding up OSX, or is that the nature of the virtual beast when it comes to osx? Even vista runs faster than this in a virtual machine. This is going to make it quite painful to develop on.

    I warn you, I'm a complete 100% mac noob.
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    what type of machine are you running the vm on? and what vm software are you using?
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    natedawgg:
    2.2ghz core 2 duo (T7500) laptop, 4gb ram, 7200rpm HDD, 512mb video(256mb shared). Running XP Pro.

    Using VMware (workstation 6), I couldn't get it working in virtualbox.
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    Hmm. Don't know of any tricks to speed up OSX. It's usually pretty snappy, even on a slow Mac. Maybe allocate a bit more memory to the VM box?

    If you want, I can give you VNC access to one of my Macs and you can use it to compile.
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    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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    Bugbyte: that may wind up being an option if I can't get this working fast enough to be usable. I'll let you know.
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    Did you use a retail dvd to install osx or did you use one of the downloaded pre-patched discs.

    You'll find that an original osx dvd will run like crap in a vm, you probably wont have qe/ci enabled graphics and a bunch of other hardware won't be detected properly or running to it's best.

    Long story short Apple only want osx running on Apple hardware. You want to have a google for osx86 and poke around the insanelymac.com forums if you want to install osx on non apple hardware or in a virtual machine.

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    Yeah I was using a retail dvd :/
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    It will probably be easier for you to grab VNC off Bugbyte then.

    It can be done but very time consuming and a lot of reading to get your end result, basically you either need to patch your dvd to run on non Apple hardware or download one pre-patched that contains drivers for your needs.

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    Thanks to BugByte's generous donation of some development time on one of his Mac's...and his bugging me about the definition of Cross Platform being more than just two systems... (See Image Below)

    Hopefully soon I will be able to release a package.... but RevFE builds from svn source just fine on OSK, requiring only that Qt SDK is installed, and taglib is compiled (which oddly also compiles fine on OSK).
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    Heh, heh...that's the iBug car pc. Cool. Heh-heh.
    Quote Originally Posted by ghettocruzer View Post
    I was gung ho on building a PC [until] just recently. However, between my new phone having internet and GPS and all...and this kit...Im starting to have trouble justfiying it haha.
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