On Mon, 2 Feb 2009, Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti wrote:
Mac users: since the Mac subpopulation is not very active on our
mailing lists, I got hold of all mac users I could find at the
conference to ask them (1) if they use gretl and (2) if they
found and bugs or inconveniences. Much to my delight, I got yes
to (1) and no to (2) in all cases. Again, kudos to Allin!
I'm a Mac user and I heavily use gretl on my work and in my course
(I'm a Ph.D. student). Almost every time I found a bug I'd reported
it on the gretl mail list (e.g. accented session filenames).
In relation to the inconveniences, I also use gretl on Windows XP
and I can say that gretl has almost exactly the same characteris-
tics in both OS. In that point I can proceed to the Allin's mail:
On Mon, 2 Feb 2009, Allin Cottrell wrote:
Good to hear! I've felt a bit in the dark as to how gretl works
on the Mac, although it works fine on the one machine I'm able to
test on (from time to time), running OS X 10.4. One thing I have
in mind, but haven't managed to get to yet, is to try out the new
native Quartz implementation of GTK+ for the Mac, which now seems
to be reasonably mature. If we can get that working it would cut
out the dependency on X11 and make gretl somewhat more Mac-ish.
I think the inconvenience in the Mac OS/X version of gretl is rela-
ted to the gretl's X11 dependence. If we can handle this problem I
think we really can reach the more Mac-ish gretl.
Henrique C. de Andrade
Doutorando em Economia Aplicada
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul