[maqulator] FreeBSD running macOS binaries :-)

Daniel Stevenson daniel at dstev.net
Tue Feb 9 23:52:41 UTC 2021


On Monday, February 8th, 2021 at 9:29 AM, Tomasz CEDRO <tomek at cedro.info> wrote:

> Hello world :-)
>
> There is a nice QUCS [1] electronics simulation program (SPICE with GUI
>
> that works out of thebox). It is based on QT4 so it was removed from
>
> ports in March 2019. People use macOS binary with no problem.
>
> The question is - if we can somehow run Linux and Linux64 binaries - why
>
> don't we run macOS binaries???
>
> These are also ELF, macOS uses lots of FreeBSD stuff, and the packages
>
> are self contained with all libraries, so it should be even easier than
>
> running Linux stuff (that always has some dependency issues like I am
>
> experiencing right now running closed-source FPGA toolchains).
>
> Did anyone consider running macOS programs on FreeBSD?
>
> Do you know how good it would be to run macOS quality software on
>
> FreeBSD and not really depend on Linux alternatives? :-)
>
> Hints and comments are welcome :-)
>
> Tomek
>
> [1] https://github.com/Qucs/

It's aimed at Linux, but you might be able to compile Darling[1] on
FreeBSD.  It doesn't support graphical applications--yet--but they are
working on it.

[1] https://www.darlinghq.org/

--
Daniel Stevenson


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