Subsurface build instructions on MacOSX

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Wed Oct 12 10:45:32 EDT 2011

On Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:47:25 +0200, Henrik Brautaset Aronsen <subsurface at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just built subsurface on my mac, and 
> didn't have any build docs for 
> it.  It pretty much builds out of the box:

Awesome. A testament to writing portable software, I guess :-)

> 1) Install MacPorts from
> 2) Install dependencies from MacPorts:
>          port install gconf gtk2 libusb
> 3) Install libdivecomputer:
>          git clone 
> git://
>          cd libdivecomputer
>          autoreconf --install
>          LIBUSB_CFLAGS=-I/opt/local/include ./configure
>          make
>          sudo make install
> 4) Install subsurface:
>          git clone
>          make

I will add these instructions to the website! Thanks.

I have started to work on more "normal" installation as a desktop
application for subsurface under Linux. Right now subsurface just finds
its icon in the current directory; I have expanded this on Linux to look
at the standards compliant system locations, first (and to install our
icon and a .desktop file at these locations through make install).

Where would an icon have to be installed on MacOS? And is there the
equivalent of a .desktop file for apps installed through macport?


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