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Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« on: September 13, 2008, 02:51:57 PM »
Beersmith is a program I can't do without and the only program for me I can't run natively on my Mac.

Emulation has been good today but is flakey at other times. Seriously I keep a 10 year old laptop running MS just for this program. I bought other Mac software like Beersmith but didn't like it as much.

I didn't find a topic here about nagging Brad about it so I started one;-) I realize it's not a trivial port.

Please sign this petition... Any macies out there?
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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 03:28:36 PM »
Hi,
  I'm working on it (slowly).  I'm actually doing a complete rewrite of BeerSmith on a cross platform development library so it can run on the Mac.  However, it is a really large project and will take some time...

Thanks,
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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2008, 05:19:48 AM »
I will add my voice to the cause of Beersmith for Mac.
Great program, probably the best out there, can't wait to see it designed and running on stylish Mac interface.
Any news on progress?

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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2008, 11:18:11 PM »
This is the best news I've seen in ages!

I loaded VMware Fusion and windoze on my Mac just so I can run BeerSmith.  I tried Mac brewing software but it just doesn't cut it.

If you want testers let me know be keen to help

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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2008, 04:32:52 PM »
Ya We Need Beer Smith for Mac.  I purchased BeerSmith for my PC.  It took a crap so I bought a new MacBook Pro.  And now I dont have my Beer Smith!!!
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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2008, 06:47:48 PM »
I'm working on it - it is a large project involving a complete rewrite, but I chip a little bit off each day.

Cheers,
Brad
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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2008, 01:50:06 PM »
1) Interesting... does the crossplatform library permit other OS systems, such as Linux?

2) To add something to the earlier posts, you folks did see this  correct? :
http://wiki.winehq.org/MacOSX/Installing

Assuming your OS X is Intel (only, no PPC) and you have the patience to install WINE (not hard), it could provide a lot better performance. WINE is how I run BeerSmith, under Linux. WINE is about the same on OS X so it should work fine... this would be better than firing up an old Win98 laptop, or running under a full copy of Windows under Virtual PC etc.

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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2008, 06:57:40 PM »
Hi,
  1) Yes, I'm using wxWidgets which works native in Windows, Linux and Mac. 
  2) Yes, I believe you can use Wine to run BeerSmith under Mac.  I have not tried it myself, but I believe some people have.

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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2009, 05:25:29 AM »
just curious, how goes the work on Mac version?

 ;) ;) ;)

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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2009, 06:31:33 AM »
Going well,
  Earliest for release would be next fall.  Its a massive effort to rewrite the entire platform, plus add many of the features people have wanted to have over the years.

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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2009, 04:46:43 PM »
Will those of us who purchased BeerSmith in PC formate have to repurchase the MacOS version, or will we be able to change our Operating System and keep our same registration.
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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2009, 08:47:13 PM »
Hi,
  We have not set the price, but the new version will be available as an upgrade, likely at a discount for existing users.

   I plan to have the registration codes work across both systems for those who have a Mac and PC.

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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2009, 09:13:35 AM »
BTW, MAC users, I use a program called "Crossover" which runs Beersmith on my MAC in Leopard without starting any virtual machine. Its fast and I can print to my MAC printers, or export right to my "Documents" folder. It runs as a normal application, which means you can size it and move it just like any MAC app. Crossover can run pretty much any windows application this way. I believe it used the "Wine" platform under the covers, but I did not have to install or configure Wine for this to work.

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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2009, 05:16:16 PM »
For the Mac folks - you will be happy to hear that I have an early version of BeerSmith working on my Mac now.  Still lots of work to do before a formal release, but it is moving forward.

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Re: Beersmith on Apple Mac OS
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2009, 06:23:55 AM »
Hi!

I´ve installed Wine, and also XQuartz, but I really don´t understand how to use these program to run Beersmith.exe on my Macbook (OS 10.5.7), is there anybody out there that can help me out?

Thanks in advance!

 

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