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In order to install Gobby on Microsoft Windows, you need to install some tools, if you don't have them already. It takes a minute or three, and it is relatively painless. Follow the three steps below, in that order. When prompted for questions during installations, answer yes. When asked to choose between different versions of Gtk or Gtkmm or whatever G-initial, choose the smallest version.
1. Download and install the Gtk+/Win32 Runtime Environment. 2. Download and install the Gtkmm Runtime Environment 3. Download Gobby's 0.3.0 installer, and install Gobby as any Windows program
This depends a bit on your distribution. For debian-based distributions (Debian, *buntu) a simple sudo apt-get install gobby should suffice. If you have a Red Hat-based distribution (Fedora, Mandrake, CentOS), the magic chant should be: sudo yum install gobby. For Gentoo it is: sudo emerge gobby.
Mac OS X
Prerequisite: Mac OS X needs X11
To be able to run Gobby on Mac OS X, you will need X11 on your machine. To check if you have X11 on your machine, issue the command which X in Terminal. If the answer is X is /usr/X11R6/bin/X then you have it, otherwise you will have to install X11. To install X11 you will have to put the Mac OS X install DVD into your DVD-drive. Open a terminal and write the following command: open /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ DVD//System/Installation/Packages/X11User.pkg. An Installer window will be opened. Install the program as any Mac applications, and you are ready to continue.
The installation itself
The easiest way to install Gobby for Mac OS X, is fetching and installing the tarball hosted by the project Divvun.no. This is a 351 MB file. This will be placed on your desktop as a file called gobby.tar.bz2. This is actually a tarball of DarwinPorts compiled for Mac OS X ppc. Unpack this file using the following command in Terminal: sudo tar xjf $HOME/Desktop/gobby.tar.bz2 -C /.
Installing DarwinPorts, then Gobby
If you want to take a little longer path, you must install the X11-SDK. The next step is to install DarwinPorts to your own machine, then install gobby using the command sudo /usr/local/bin/ports install gobby. This is going to take a l-o-o-ng time (5-6 hours on a PowerBook? G4). Suggestion: Write this command shortly before going to bed, and then sleep well. When this is finished you can issue the following command to "place" Gobby into your Applications folder: sudo ln -s /opt/local/bin/gobby /Applications/Gobby.