EiffelVision Cocoa

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This project was created with the goal of running Eiffel Studio natively on the Mac and succeeds the previous Carbon based vision implementation.

Build instructions

  • Get the latest EiffelStudio for the Mac. If you have MacPorts installed you can do this by typing
  port install eiffelstudio65
  • Check out the latest source code from the trunk
  svn co https://svn.origo.ethz.ch/eiffelstudio/trunk
  • Set your EIFFEL_SRC and ISE_LIBRARY to the directory
  export EIFFEL_SRC=/directory/to/your/checkout/trunk/Src
  • Locate EiffelStudio's config.sh file (probably /Applications/MacPorts/Eiffel65/studio/spec/macosx-x86/include/config.sh) and add the flag -ObjC to the definition of the ccflags, like this:
  ccflags='-ObjC -pipe -no-cpp-precomp -fno-common -fPIC'
  • Now open the .ecf file of your project and add the following line to your target:
  <variable name="vision_implementation" value="cocoa"/>

alternatively you can add another target which will allow you to easily compile both, a GTK+ and a Cocoa version of your application:

  <target name="cocoa" extends="classic">
     <variable name="vision_implementation" value="cocoa"/>

If you want to compile Eiffel Studio there is already a target called "bench_cocoa" which you can select.


If you run into any problems or have any other feedback I'll be happy to hear from you.

  • Dfurrer daniel.furrer<img src="ta.png"/>gmail.com