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

  • From: "John J. Boyer" <john.boyer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: brailleblaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 21:59:44 -0500

You just need to copy the libraries from the standard locations into 
brailleblaster/dist/native/lib 

John

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 07:16:22PM -0700, Alex Jurgensen wrote:
> 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
> > 
> > 
> 

-- 
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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