Yes, of course I realize it. Cormac said as much when he stated that "there's enough visible progress into the boot process that users may actually derive some satisfaction from booting the operating system. If you want to see our current progress, I've provided instructions on getting a testing environment set up." Hey, I was simply trying to "derive some satisfaction from booting the operating system" through "getting a testing environment set up". Unfortunately, Cormac's instructions were not directly translatable to an OS X that simply had Xcode and its line tools in place, as some of the instructions were missing or simply wrong. I'm not criticising Cormac's dedication to the GSoC project nor his expertise in effecting OS 9 qemu compatibility. I simply wanted to contribute minimally to the goal Cormac himself had mentioned. Now, if that isn't possible at this time because compiling qemu under OS X is fraught with difficulty, that's too bad.CharlesS wrote:You do realize that this isn't a final end-user-facing product, right?
Presumably, there'll be better times for attempting compilation again; for instance, when GSoC 2015 achieves its ultimate goals. However, is there ANY guarantee AT ALL that, magically, all hidden/unknown dependencies will be solved at that time? If qemu can't be compiled right now in OS X, what tells me it'll be compilable then? Will one ultimately have to resort to Linux to get qemu to compile?