Can someone convert a Windows app to Mac for me???

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by loft3, Feb 24, 2006.

  1. macrumors regular

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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?
     
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    GFLPraxis

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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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    jsw

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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?
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    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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    calebjohnston

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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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    God...that's one ugly app.
     
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    munkees

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    I emailed the guy and asked if he was interested in me porting the code for him
     
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    thanks for the smile.
     
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    Could you try running it in WINE?
     
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    weg

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    looks like as if it was ported from Win 3.1 to Win95...
     
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    You can say that again. :p
     
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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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    I think it's been established that this isn't an open source program.
     
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    Heard back from him?


    Wow! Thanks! Have you heard back from him?
     
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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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    Will_reed

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    Ive found wine to be completly useless it only runs the apps that are bundled with it such as notepad.
     
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    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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    really? you're kidding, right? :p

    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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    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. :rolleyes:
     
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    kalisphoenix

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    Good God, that's an ugly app.
     

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