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Welcome to for Mac OS X development pages!

For end user support please see the official Mac page. Initial support request can be sent to the mailing list. If they cannot help you, please try at the Mac mailing list at All bugs/build errors in the mac version and mac website errors can be sent here too.

Are you new and want to be a developer for Mac OS X? Then read the Introduction to Mac OS X porting

Developer news are available at Mac porting project news

Mac OS X related development pages

Running development snapshots

If you are interested in just trying out the cutting-edge development builds of for Mac OS X, the available development snapshot are listed in Mac OS X Development Builds -page.


First a little word of warning: is neither a small nor a easy codebase to work with. The source code size is 1.5Gb and full build will take around 3Gb of disk space. The build time can be more than one full day, depending how fast your machine is.

If you have patience and good developments skills, go a head and read the Mac OS X Build Instructions

Known problems in X11 builds for Mac OS X

We are maintaining a List of Mac OS X issues and problems with the current stable and developer builds that are important to fix, but we have not been able to fix yet.

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