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Use with OSX 10.11.6 El Capitan

PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:30 pm
by Robert
I have a BlackBox "programme" or Tool that someone else wants to use. However her computer is a Mac.

Is it practical to run a BlackBox installation on a Mac (I am guessing after installing some version of Wine), and how does one go about doing this? I have NO Mac knowledge at all.


(Actually I have vague memories of running Oberon/F on a PowerPC emulating a 68000 in software, with a 68000 software emulator of a floating point unit. Not a happy experience!)

Re: Use with OSX 10.11.6 El Capitan

PostPosted: Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:10 pm
by Josef Templ
The WineHQ home page says that wine is available for macOS 10.8 and higher.

The current Macs are Intel based and wine is for i386 (32-bit) Windows programs.
It should be possible to run BlackBox.

- Josef

Re: Use with OSX 10.11.6 El Capitan

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:14 am
by atersol
We use BlackBox system at my work. Two of my associates use Macs, and run BlackBox using some version of Wine.

I use ChromeBooks and ChromeBoxes, and run BB using Wine hosted on ChrUbuntu (ChromeBoxes) and Wine hosted on ubuntu, running using Crouton on a ChromeBook.

BlackBox runs fine on either Macs or Chromebooks.