0.4. Where to Go for More Information
Although this book will get you started with the Unix underpinnings
of Mac OS X, there are many online resources that can help you get
a better understanding of Unix for Mac OS X:
- Apple's Open Source Mailing Lists
leads to all the Apple-hosted Darwin mailing lists, and includes
links to list archives.
- The Darwin Project
is a complete Unix operating system for x86 and
PowerPC processors. Mac OS X is based on the Darwin project. Spend
some time at this site to peek as deep under Mac OS
X's hood as is possible.
- Open Darwin
The Open Darwin project was founded in 2002 by Apple Computer and the
Internet Software Consortium, Inc. (ISC). It is an independent
project with a CVS repository that is separate from
Apple's Darwin project, but it aims for full binary
compatibility with Mac OS X.
Fink is a collection of open source Unix software that has been
ported to Mac OS X. It is based on the Debian package management
system, and includes utilities to easily mix precompiled binaries and
software built from source. Fink also includes a complete GNOME
Like Fink, GNU-Darwin brings many free Unix applications to Darwin
and Mac OS X. GNU-Darwin uses the FreeBSD ports system, which
automates source code and patch distribution, as well as compilation,
installation, and resolution of dependencies.
- Mac OS X Hints
Mac OS X Hints presents a collection of
reader-contributed tips, along with commentary from people who have
tried the tips. It includes an extensive array of Unix tips.
Mac OS X, Stepwise was the definitive destination for OpenStep and
WebObjects programmers. Now Stepwise provides news, articles, and
tutorials for Cocoa and WebObjects programmers. Softrak (http://softrak.stepwise.com/Softrak) keeps
track of software releases for Mac OS X, Mac OS X Server, OpenStep,
WebObjects, and Darwin.
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