Mac Imprudence Coming Soon

Some happy news for Mac users! As of last Friday, I am the proud owner of a new Mac mini (the recently upgraded model). I got it as a development machine, so that I can create Mac versions of software. And you know what that means: Imprudence for Mac!

I’ve spent the past 5 days hammering on Imprudence to get it working on Mac, with partial success. I’ve currently got an Intel-only build of 1.1.0 RC2 with Gstreamer working, but not OpenAL. So, streaming music/video, but not sound effects.

Unfortunately, creating Universal binaries has proven more difficult than I anticipated, since there are so many library dependencies which must also be compiled as UB, and some of them don’t want to cooperate. As for OpenAL, I’m at a loss as to why it doesn’t work; there are no errors, just certain things not doing what they’re supposed to do.

I’ll keep pounding on it, but most likely I’ll release what I’ve got tomorrow evening as an RC, in whatever state it’s in.

4 Responses to “Mac Imprudence Coming Soon”


  1. Beginning Thursday

    I’ll be glad to do some tire-kicking for you. Thanks for thinking of us Mac folk!

  2. Mitch Wagner

    That’s great news, Jacek! I fell in love with the Imprudence client in December, but I held off making it my main client because I found I like sound. When I heard you were looking for a Mac developer, I almost leaped forward to volunteer, but then I remembered I don’t know how to code. Not a bit. :)

  3. Antonius Misfit

    I wouldn’t worry too much about making a universal binary right now. Perhaps you could simply release the Intel version first, work on a PPC version, and have both versions available until you get a UB up and running.

  4. Gwyneth Llewelyn

    Go for it, Jacek, you know you can do it!!

    <— an eager Mac and Imprudence-less resident!