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Problem compiling Erlang 13B02 on MacOS

I was getting the following error compiling erlang 13B02 on MacOS Leopard:

Thanks to the Google translation of a page in Japanese on (link) I figured out I had to rebuild wxWidgets (even though version 2.8 already seems installed in Leopard). Here's the nub of it:

  • Download wxWidgets 2.8.x, untar to a directory of your choice
  • cd into the un-tarred directory and make a build dir (eg. mkdir MYBUILD)
  • cd into that new directory and build a static install into a destination of your choice (I put it in /opt/wxWidgets28):
    ../configure --with-opengl --enable-unicode --enable-graphics_ctx --enable-gnomeprint --disable-shared --prefix=/opt/wxWidgets28
    sudo make install
    cd contrib/src/stc
    sudo make install
  • Now you can build OTP/Erlang properly, but make sure the new wx-config is first in your path, eg:
    PATH=/opt/wxWidgets28/bin:$PATH ./configure ....

04:53 AM, 30 Sep 2009 by Mark Aufflick Permalink | Comments (2)

Higher Order Perl now available as a *free* PDF

I've reviewed "Higher Order Perl" by Mark Jason Dominus before - it's a great book for people who know Perl and want to master topics such as parsing or memoisation or who want to incorporate more functional approaches such as currying into their code.

It's worth buying, but now you can also get a free PDF thanks to the generosity of the author, Mark Jason Dominus:

12:37 AM, 17 Sep 2009 by Mark Aufflick Permalink | Comments (0)

CocoaHeads Sydney October Meetup - Thursday October 1st - Blocks and Beer!

Hooray - it's that time of month again!

Chris Suter will be giving a talk on Blocks and perhaps some other shiny things he learnt at WWDC. It promises to be a great topic so come and heckle! There are a few new people coming so please be welcoming :)

As always, bring along any Mac related projects you want to show off
or ask for advice on.

IMPORTANT! Room has changed.

It will now be in CB02.05.32.

That's Building 2, Level 5, Room 32. You can access building 2 via the main entrance. This will be our room for the rest of the year.

You might find the UTS Broadway campus map useful:

Thanks to David Morrison for sorting this out.

A gleaming pile of laptops will surely guide you.

The Australian CocoaHeads mailing list is at

08:49 AM, 16 Sep 2009 by Mark Aufflick Permalink | Comments (0)


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