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Full Build on MacOS X Leopard

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Building micro-manager 1.2 from SVN on MacOSX Leopard MacIntel. This is the complete sequence that I used to build on 10.5.2 on 2008-04-18. In principle you can just cd to an appropriate directory and run the script but I would recommend cut/paste into terminal chunk by chunk. Note that for libdc1394 (firewire cameras on macosx/linux and perhaps PC) I have provided both a build from SVN and a build from the current stable tarball (2.0.1).

Finally to build Micro-manager you will need an up to date gnu autotools. From my experience MacOS X Leopard works out of the box, but on Tiger you will need to update.

Some optional steps are included that will make you build run on Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) as well (NS, 9/11/2008).

Here are download links for versions I have.

- autoconf 2.59 installed on my Tiger system seems to be fine 
- automake 1.10.1 NB automake 1.9.6 fails
- libtool 1.5.22 later versions presumably ok

Once you are done, make quite sure that you are using the latest versions that you have installed:

 autoconf --version
 libtool --version
 automake --version

Hope it works for you! Greg Jefferis <>

#!/usr/bin/env bash

# Download ACE
curl -O
tar jxvf ACE-5.6.3.tar.bz2
# Get started
cd ACE_wrappers
export ACE_ROOT=`pwd`
cd ace
# (Optional) To build a version compatible with Tiger (10.4) add:
export CFLAGS="-g -O2 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk"
# Configure for MacOS X Leopard
cat > config.h <<EOF
#include "ace/config-macosx-leopard.h"
cat > ${ACE_ROOT}/include/makeinclude/platform_macros.GNU <<EOF
debug = 1
shared_libs = 0
static_libs = 1
include ${ACE_ROOT}/include/makeinclude/platform_macosx_leopard.GNU
# Make (NB inside ace dir, so not whole tree)
# Install
sudo ln -s $ACE_ROOT/ace /usr/local/include/ace
sudo ln -s $ACE_ROOT/ace/libACE.a /usr/local/lib/
# (Optional) To make you build compatible with Tiger (10.4):
cd /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk/usr/local
sudo ln -s /usr/local/include
cd lib
sudo ln -s /usr/local/lib/libACE.a

# EITHER libdc1394 v2.0.1 (release version)
curl -O$LIBDC.tar.gz
tar zxvf $LIBDC.tar.gz
./configure --prefix=/usr/local
sudo make install

# OR libdc1394 from SVN
svn co libdc1394
cd libdc1394
autoreconf -i -s
./configure --prefix=/usr/local
sudo make install

# Micro-Manager from SVN
svn co
cd micromanager1.2
autoreconf -i -s
export PATH="/usr/local/bin:$PATH" # to ensure user compiled swig is used
./configure --with-imagej=/Applications/ImageJ/
# (Optional) To make your build compatible with Tiger (10.4) use:
#./configure --with-imagej=/Applications/ImageJ/ CXXFLAGS="-g -O2 -isysroot /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.4u.sdk -mmacosx-version-min=10.4"
# and for statically-linked components use:
#./configure --with-imagej=/Applications/ImageJ/ --enable-static
make -j 2
cd MMDevice && make && cd ..
cd DeviceAdapters/dc1394/ && make 
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