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Old Feb 24, 2006, 11:01 PM   #1
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Can someone convert a Windows app to Mac for me???

Is this a stupid question? I know nothing about programming, but was hoping the PC program Weight Commander could be converted to a Mac app without much trouble.

You can download the program here:

http://www.weightcommander.com/

I've lost over 100 pounds using this program, and bought Virtual PC just so I could run it. I was wondering if it would be possible to recode it for the Mac?
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Old Feb 24, 2006, 11:08 PM   #2
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I doubt it. You need the original source code. This doesn't look like an Open Source app. If they're not distributing the source code, you can't recompile it.

It would be a matter of getting the source code and going through it LINE BY LINE rewriting the program completely. No easy or quick task. Big pain.
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Old Feb 24, 2006, 11:11 PM   #3
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Old Feb 24, 2006, 11:13 PM   #4
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Yeah, they have an online version for the Mac, but it is horrible compared to the PC application.
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Old Feb 24, 2006, 11:15 PM   #5
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I've lost over 100 pounds using this program...
I'm glad Nermal found the link for you. I just wanted to congratulate you on your success so far! I'm sorry the online version is so bad - what in particular would you need on the Mac to make it better?
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Old Feb 24, 2006, 11:16 PM   #6
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I'm glad Nermal found the link for you. I just wanted to congratulate you on your success so far! I'm sorry the online version is so bad - what in particular would you need on the Mac to make it better?
Thanks!
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Old Feb 24, 2006, 11:20 PM   #7
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I'm glad Nermal found the link for you. I just wanted to congratulate you on your success so far! I'm sorry the online version is so bad - what in particular would you need on the Mac to make it better?
What would it need on the Mac to be better? Well, its a program I use a lot to check recipes and view my progress and future "results." Not to mention about two dozen other things the application has that the online version doesn't.

What it comes down to it in order to check your weight and record new entries, you have to be able to get online to see everything. With the PC application version, everything is at your finger tips and then-some whether or not you have internet (and for a laptop road warrior, this can be very important!).
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:\ Sorry to hear about the inconvienence. The best advice I suppose would be just to apply the same principles you were following before as well as possible; similar meals, etc. Definitely continue to use the online version of the program, however.
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Old Feb 25, 2006, 04:33 AM   #9
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God...that's one ugly app.
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Is this a stupid question? I know nothing about programming, but was hoping the PC program Weight Commander could be converted to a Mac app without much trouble.

You can download the program here:

http://www.weightcommander.com/

I've lost over 100 pounds using this program, and bought Virtual PC just so I could run it. I was wondering if it would be possible to recode it for the Mac?
I emailed the guy and asked if he was interested in me porting the code for him
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God...that's one ugly app.
thanks for the smile.
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Could you try running it in WINE?
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Old Mar 3, 2006, 04:08 PM   #13
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God...that's one ugly app.
looks like as if it was ported from Win 3.1 to Win95...
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God...that's one ugly app.
You can say that again.
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maybe if the owner was up for the porting, a sourceforge project could be started, or something, if several people were willing to help it could go quite quickly...
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maybe if the owner was up for the porting, a sourceforge project could be started, or something, if several people were willing to help it could go quite quickly...
I think it's been established that this isn't an open source program.
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Heard back from him?

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I emailed the guy and asked if he was interested in me porting the code for him

Wow! Thanks! Have you heard back from him?
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Old Mar 15, 2006, 03:55 AM   #18
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I've seen a few of these programs... I took a quick look at Apple's downloads page over here and found a few:

PDAbs
FitnessBrain
Weightmania Pro

I hope you find something you like.
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Could you try running it in WINE?
Ive found wine to be completly useless it only runs the apps that are bundled with it such as notepad.
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Old Mar 15, 2006, 10:31 PM   #20
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I've seen a few of these programs... I took a quick look at Apple's downloads page over here and found a few:

PDAbs
FitnessBrain
Weightmania Pro

I hope you find something you like.
Thanks for showing these to me. None do the thing I want! All I want is an app that lets you chart your weight loss as a line-graph. Just a simple app. Not a spreadsheet either. If I knew how to program at all, i imagine I could make a simple app like that in about a day or so.
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loft, why not a spreadsheet, if you just want to plot progress? neo office for mac does a great job.
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I can program and I have bits in my programs that draw line graphs but when I lost a load of weight recently I used excel to plot it. Sticking it in excel was a hell of a lot faster than writing an app to do it.
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I think it's been established that this isn't an open source program.
really? you're kidding, right?

what i was suggesting, is that if the developer could be persuaded.

i did read the thread, and i was making a constructive comment. were you?
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really? you're kidding, right?

what i was suggesting, is that if the developer could be persuaded.

i did read the thread, and i was making a constructive comment. were you?
Well, sorry. You didn't "suggest" it very well, because I sure didn't pick up on it.

Thanks for this constructive comment, by the way.
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Good God, that's an ugly app.
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