[brailleblaster] Re: Howto Compile BrailleBlaster for Mac OS X on the Command Line

Hi John,

The part I do not understand is that the documentation for BrailleBlaster says  
to compile the libraries into the "Native" folder, but the LibLouisUTDML files 
for building on the Mac expect the libraries to be in standard locations.

What is the solution?

Regards,
Alex,


On 2011-07-12, at 5:49 PM, John J. Boyer wrote:

> If you have compilations of the liblouis and liblouisutdml libraries for 
> your platform the translate subcommand will produce .brl files. 
> 
> The build files for liblouis-2.dll already work and are in the 
> repository. Those for liblouisutdml.dll are also in the repository, but 
> I haven't been able to test the dll because it can't find its 
> dependencies. I've asked Bert Frees to take a look. As soon as 
> liblouisutdmlo.dll works I will activate the open and translate items on 
> the BrailleBlaster menu.
> 
> John
> 
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 04:56:27PM -0700, Alex Jurgensen wrote:
>> Hi John and All,
>> 
>> I've been away from the Braille Blaster list for a while, so I have missed 
>> some things.
>> 
>> Fr instance, what exactly works with  Braille Blaster at the moment?
>> 
>> I need to be able to produce *.brl files for my embosser. Can anyone let me 
>> know if this works yet.
>> 
>> Any help is appreciated.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Alex,
>> 
>> 
>> On 2011-07-12, at 3:57 PM, John J. Boyer wrote:
>> 
>>> I'm glad you have it working. We'll make some accommodations for various 
>>> platforms in the Java code.
>>> 
>>> John
>>> 
>>> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 03:36:44PM -0700, Alex Jurgensen wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> 
>>>> Just to add to my last message, the "Exit" menu  item is redundant on Mac 
>>>> OS X.
>>>> 
>>>> There is a "Quit" menu item in the "Application" Menu.
>>>> 
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Alex,
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On 2011-07-12, at 3:00 PM, John J. Boyer wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> I think you just need to get the SWT jar for the Mac and put it in 
>>>>> brailleblaster/dist/lib I can't remember the URL offhand. It's too big 
>>>>> to send as an attachment.
>>>>> 
>>>>> John
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 02:22:05PM -0700, Alex Jurgensen wrote:
>>>>>> Hi Crhis,
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> That fixed it.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> However, running "Java jar BrailleBlaster.jar" gives the following:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: jar
>>>>>> Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: jar
>>>>>>  at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:202)
>>>>>>  at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
>>>>>>  at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:190)
>>>>>>  at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:306)
>>>>>>  at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:301)
>>>>>>  at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:247)
>>>>>> Alexs-iMac:dist AlexJ$ 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I'm not sure why this is occuring.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Regards,
>>>>>> Alex,
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On 2011-07-12, at 8:44 AM, Chris von See wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Extracting the BrailleBlaster zip file using Springy gives "permission 
>>>>>>> denied" errors on each item in the archive.  However, downloading the 
>>>>>>> archive from "www.brailleblaster.org" and using the "sudo unzip 
>>>>>>> brailleblaster-1.0.0.zip" command I was able to extract the archive, 
>>>>>>> and upon doing so I noticed that the "brailleblaster" directory and all 
>>>>>>> of its subdirectories and files have no permissions (that is, there are 
>>>>>>> no user/group/world permission bits set).  Using "sudo chmod -R" with 
>>>>>>> appropriate permissions fixed the problem.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> I'm running Mac OS X Leopard.
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> Cheers
>>>>>>> Chris
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> On Jul 12, 2011, at 7:33 AM, Cheryl Ann Homiak wrote:
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> There is indeed a problem with the brailleblaster release on the Mac. 
>>>>>>>> When I unzipped it in terminal using the zip command, it unzipped but 
>>>>>>>> crashed terminal. I could then only remove the resulting 
>>>>>>>> brailleblaster directory by using the sudo command. When I tried going 
>>>>>>>> into finder and using Unarchiver, I heard "Unarchiver" but never found 
>>>>>>>> an open unarchiver window and the brailleblaster zip file seems to now 
>>>>>>>> have disappeared from the directory I had it in and no brailleblaster 
>>>>>>>> directory was completed. I am using an Intel Mac mini running Snow 
>>>>>>>> Leopard and am not generally having problems unpacking zip files 
>>>>>>>> either with unzip or Unarchiver. Not only do I have the basic Unix 
>>>>>>>> system that comes with the Mac, but I also have Macports and fink 
>>>>>>>> installed. To have a compiling problem is one thing but there really 
>>>>>>>> shouldn't be a problem with just unzipping a zip file.
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> -- 
>>>>>>>> Cheryl
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> "Let the words of my mouth,
>>>>>>>> and the meditation of my heart,
>>>>>>>> be acceptable in thy sight,
>>>>>>>> O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer."
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>>> (Psalm 19:14: Bible KJV)
>>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> -- 
>>>>> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
>>>>> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
>>>>> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
>>>>> Madison, Wisconsin USA
>>>>> Developing software for people with disabilities
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
>>> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
>>> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
>>> Madison, Wisconsin USA
>>> Developing software for people with disabilities
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> 
> -- 
> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
> Madison, Wisconsin USA
> Developing software for people with disabilities
> 
> 


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