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Developing on PPC OS X 10.5.8

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by abbotkinneydude, Mar 22, 2012.

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    Hello everyone !

    First post here.

    I'd like to develop a simple music application (some sort of audio player that would fit in the dock).

    I did register for a developer account on apple.com but I can't find a version of xCode that's compatible with PPC 10.5.8.

    If anyone has a link, please post here. Thanks !

    My setups are MDD Dual 1.42 & MDD Dual 1.25.
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    Thanks ! I just downloaded the 3.1.4 Developer Tools - hopefully this is what I need.
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    Be sure to let us know when it's finished, I'll boot into my spare Leopard partition to try it out. ;)
  5. abbotkinneydude, Mar 24, 2012
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012

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    So I downloaded and installed 3.1.4 on top of my previous 3.0 install (that came with the OSX Leopard DVD). Works fine so far.

    I also have to compile VLC to help the 2.0.1 release get rid of those red lines when running on G4s 10.5 w/ Radeon graphic cards (& others it seems) and it's important to hack the xCode install to make it working:

    QTsound compilation on X.5

    Download the MacOS10.6.sdk and get QTCaptureDecompressedAudioOutput.h from /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.6.sdk/System/Library/Frameworks/QTKit.framework/Headers/ and move it to /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.5.sdk/System/Library/Frameworks/QTKit.framework/Headers/

    Edit /Developer/SDKs/MacOSX10.5.sdk/System/Library/Frameworks/QTKit.framework/Headers/QTKit.h and add the

    #import <QTKit/QTCaptureDecompressedAudioOutput.h> where needed.

    So doing this now...
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    Lesson learned -> It seems you can't unzip xCode 3.2.6 unless you run 10.6. :mad:

    Will stick to xCode 3.1.4 for the moment.

    So to get back to that audio application to be 10.5 PPC compatible.

    I'd like to come up with a very simple player that extracts the audio files from either sound cloud or my own personal web hosting.

    Right now my stuff is on facebook :


    The goal would be for everyone to just click on an icon app in their OS X dock and get the latest stream.

    I'll do a Google search but if anyone has an opinion about where to start (coding wise), I'm all ears.

    Thanks !

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