Ptolemy II 8.0.1 Notes for Mac OS X

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  • Download the Ptolemy II 8.0.1 Mac OS X Installer Disk file (196Mb)
  • Documentation

  • The "Using Vergil" chapter from the Ptolemy II Design Document
  • Detailed Ptolemy II Installation instructions.
  • Limitations
  • Mac OS X Specific Notes

    The Ptolemy installer for Mac will install a version of Ptolemy that does not include serial port support, or Java Media Framework support. In addition, Mac OS X may not have gcc installed by default.
    To add serial port support, Java Media Framework support and/or gcc, see Setting up a Mac for use with Ptolemy.