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From: piero.ranalli@bo.astro.it
Subject: Mac OS X 10.5 - Leopard, SAS support
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Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 16:50:33 GMT
From: piero.ranalli@bo.astro.it
To: xmmhelp@sciops.esa.int
Cc: piero.ranalli@bo.astro.it
Subject: Mac OS X 10.5 - Leopard, SAS support
Full_Name: Piero Ranalli
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Dear Helpdesk,

at my institution we are considering to buy new Apple machines, and we would
like to know about the support for Mac OS X 10.5 - Leopard.

We already own a Leopard/intel machine, on which we have tried installing the
Tiger version. In preliminary tests, it seems to run fine as long as no graphic
windows are opened. E.g., while "emproc" runs, "emproc -d" fails with the
following message:
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dyld: lazy symbol binding failed: Symbol not found: _FT_Load_Sfnt_Table
  Referenced from: /usr/X11R6/lib/libfontconfig.1.dylib
  Expected in: /Users/piero/SAS/xmmsas_20070708_1802/libextra/libfreetype.6.dylib

dyld: Symbol not found: _FT_Load_Sfnt_Table
  Referenced from: /usr/X11R6/lib/libfontconfig.1.dylib
  Expected in: /Users/piero/SAS/xmmsas_20070708_1802/libextra/libfreetype.6.dylib

Trace/BPT trap
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(details of the machine:
Darwin [...] 9.2.0 Darwin Kernel Version 9.2.0: Tue Feb  5 16:13:22 PST 2008;
root:xnu-1228.3.13~1/RELEASE_I386 i386
)

May you anticipate a timescale for support for the Leopard OS?   Also, are there
news about native versions of SAS for Intel processors?

Thanks in advance,
Piero Ranalli


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From: Nora Loiseau <xmmhelp@sciops.esa.int>
To: piero.ranalli@bo.astro.it
Subject: Re: Mac OS X 10.5 - Leopard, SAS support (PR#35212)
Date: Mon Mar 17 16:25:05 2008
Dear Dr. Ranalli,

please find below the reply to your question by SAS developers.

Best regards,

Nora

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We definitely will support Mac OS X Leopard in our next SAS release, foreseen
for late spring (possibly beginning of June 2008).  The support will be native,
that is, the software will be built on such OS, on both PPC and Intel. Possibly
we will keep the support of the Tiger OS only for those who have not yet
migrated to Leopard.

Regarding Linux, we expect to provide support for FC 8, RHEL 5, SuSE 10.3,
Ubuntu 7.10 and Scientific Linux, all on 32 bits, together with support on older
versions of RHEL (3 and 4) and FC (3 only) and SuSE 8.2. We will discard the
support for SuSE 7.3. We would like to include support for the first time for 64
bits, possibly on FC 8 and RHEL 5, but we can not assure it yet.

Concerning the problem reported on Leopard for the GUIs on version SAS 7.1.2, it
is necessary to apply the following "trick":

- First: Rename the $SAS_DIR/libextra/libfreetype.6.dylib , e.g
 mv $SAS_DIR/libextra/libfreetype.6.dylib 
$SAS_DIR/libextra/libfreetype.6.dylib_tiger_ppc

- Second: Copy the /usr/X11R6/libfreetype.6.dylib library to the
$SAS_DIR/libextra

Now try the SAS task GUIs (any). The first run takes a while and sometimes
produces some warning messages. Please disregard these messages. The important
thing is that it works !

===============----
Dr. Nora Loiseau
XMM-Newton User Support Group


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From: Ranalli Piero <piero.ranalli@gmail.com>
To: Nora Loiseau <xmmhelp@sciops.esa.int>
Subject: Re: Mac OS X 10.5 - Leopard, SAS support (PR#35212)
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 12:23:09 +0100
On Monday 17 March 2008 17:25:04 you wrote:
> Dear Dr. Ranalli,
>
> please find below the reply to your question by SAS developers.
>

These are indeed good news. Thank you very much!


best regards,
Piero


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