"What would Computer Science be without bugs?"

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Fresh Camino for 10.4.3

Here's my fresh compile of Camino made under 10.4.3 build 8f1111 using Xcode 2.2

Download Camino

Saturday, November 26, 2005

fixing the apple

Well presently there have been leaks of around three different versions of Mac OS X for Intel (code name marklar)


10.4.3 build 8F1099
10.4.3 build 8F1111

Here below you'll find a guide on how to patch the original DVD image of build 8F1111 to make it run on non-apple developer machines:

You need maxxuss antiTPM patch from previous build 8F1099 (that is files oah750 and oah750d) available at Maxxuss site :

BUT FIRST YOU NEED A SSE3 and NX capable cpu!!!!!

Using terminal.app mount the image read/write with the following command :

hdiutil attach macosx_10.4.3_8f1111_for_dtk_userdvd.dmg -shadow /tmp/mac10.4.3.shadow -noverify

You'll see the disk icon pop up on screen.

cd into it

cd /Volumes/Mac OS X Install DVD

cd into usr/libexec/oah , now make backups of the old files : mv oah750 oah750.old and mv oah750d oah750d.old

Now you can copy maxxuss oah750 and oah750d here.

When you're done exit terminal then open Disk Utility, you'll see the disk image icon on the left column (the one which looks like an unmounted disk image, not the one that looks like a mounted one) , select it and from the top menu press the BURN icon.

That's it.

If you don't have a mac, or say, you run Windows, try using TransMac or such utilities capable of editing a mac formatted volume , and replace those damn oah750 directly into the DVD image before you burn it.

If you use linux I'm sure you'll find a way to do it.
My suggestion is : get build 8F1099 it's better

Saturday, October 08, 2005

-Mactel- Tun / Tap Drivers and MediaDock

Here is the new ports :

Universal Tun/Tap drivers for Tiger (compiled like a charm)
Get it here

The second item is MediaDock a beautiful utility to show a dock for disks only.

Get it here

Thursday, September 29, 2005

-Mactel- Gomoku and Disk Inventory X

The first is the well known game. The other is a utility to see what's eating away all your disk space.

Disk Inventory X

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

-Mactel- Eavesdrop Packet Sniffer


Here is a port of Eavesdrop a network packet sniffer.

Hosting Facilities

I see that ultrashare isn't the most reliable of all hostings, but seriously, anybody know of a decent free space hosting server around? I need it for my ports.

Monday, September 26, 2005

-Mactel- MenuMeters system info bar

Menumeters is a cool app capable of displaying a set of info tools (CPU, Memory, Disk Activity , Network) on the top bar in Macosx. I've had some hard time compiling this to run on x86 mac, since it contained some sort of a hack, a ppc binary called Menucrack.menu. Thus I had to search its source and compile it too and pray it would work. It works now.I fixed the bug which prevented the Disk Meter to show correctly.

Roach Commuter

You can download MenuMeters from HERE

-Mactel- HATARI - Atari ST Emulator for Mac x86

This is the fresh one ! An emulator of Atari ST for Mac OS X x86.
The original app website is : http://hatari.sourceforge.net/

At first I had created a wrapper around it using Platypus and some bash scripting , given that when you compile it from source, you only get a console application, with no icon and launcher. But it was not enough, it required root privileges every time you wanted to run it. Now I've created a package that installs all the required files and it asks you for the password only at install time.

You can download it from HERE

Friday, September 23, 2005

-Mactel- Fresh Meat

GMail Notifier

Some fresh ports as I'm getting more accustomed to Xcode tricks:

DNSupdate - Useful if you have DynDNS.org account
Dropscript - A droplet wrapper for shell scripts
Edenmath - A scientific calculator
Gmail Notifier - A Gmail mailbox dock app. It even speaks!