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XG2 - Mac and Linux

Posted By: Michael Petch
Date: Sunday, 25 January 2015, at 4:13 a.m.

In Response To: XG2 - Mac and Linux (Albert Steg)

First of regarding "star-up files related to GNU". GNU Backgammon has no startup files, it makes no modifications to the Mac services etc and is actually standalone if installed via the officially released GNU Backgammon DMG. If you built it from source with homebrew or macports then all bets are off.

On a side note if you didn't download the Yosemite version(10.10+) of GNU Backgammon after an install (or upgrade to Yosemite) it wouldn't run at all.

Maybe X11 (not part of GNU Backgammon, but a requirement) might have been a problem since it requires changing your startup services.

You also you say "GNU" as well. There are hundreds of GNU projects (applications and libraries) many of which may be installed on ones OS/X system directly or indirectly when installing other applications. GNU Backgammon happens to be only one of those projects.

As for the icons on the desktop that is peculiar. Unless you launch/load them they aren't all loaded into memory (and running). It does take some resources of course to maintain/draw them on the desktop. I have one 6 year old Mac Mini running OS/X with a couple hundred icons on the desktop (I just haven't been bothered to clean it) and there isn't any problem. It sounds like there are/were some rather odd issues with your system in general.

One thing I have found though is that there are serious issues over the years with the OS/X upgrade process. I never upgrade, I always do a full install and copy my files across manually - just to avoid the problems.

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