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Mac OS X disk image released

Note: I have just issued a new Universal binary disk image, to replace the huge download I issued yesterday complete with debug & release Qt frameworks ... anyone who was put off by that may now download this disk image of much reduced size.

Now that version 0.3.7 is out and the application has reached some level of stability and feature completeness, I thought the time was right to work out how to make a distributable Mac OS X Qt app and a disk image ... which involved a fine-tooth-comb reading of the Trolltech Deployment HOWTO ... I'll need to work out some way of automating those "install_name_tool" commands.

Anyway, the disk image is here. It is a PPC-only Universal binary built on a G4 with OS X Tiger. I can't give any guarantee that it will run on Panther or anything earlier. The application binary contains four Qt frameworks; I don't believe that an up-to-date Qt Aqua binary exists anywhere (there was a 4.1.0 binary, but version 4.1.0's text editor class never did cut it).

I expect this to be the last 0.3 release; work is about to start on version 0.4 and on a bit of documentation such as a FAQ (you might have seen the empty FAQ section to the right ...). I expect the next feature will be accounts, which will allow you to choose between different blog installations without entering all the details into the preferences dialog. I can't give an ETA on version 0.4 though. I'm also toying with the idea of migrating the project to CMake as this is what the KDE people are doing ... but I'm wondering how necessary it is for QTM as QMake is generally adequate.


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