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I've heard about a alternative Arduino IDE called MariaMole and really liked the idea, but I just don't know how to install it on Mac OS X. The GitHub page claims that it is compatible with Mac but I just can't find a tutorial, or instructions, as to how the Git files can be compiled on Mac.

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Note: I haven't tried this myself so YMMV; this is just from my general experience and reading; all information comes with citations.

To start, I would recommend opening an issue on GitHub to ask for detailed instructions. I noticed that the website says:

Linux and Mac distributions are still experimental, but MariaMole is working fine on both systems.

so they should have a known recipe for how to do it.


In the mean time, here's how I would proceed. Given that there's a file called CMakeLists.txt in the root directory, you need to:

  • download and install CMake

Then, install the dependencies listed on the wiki:

  • Qt 5.2
  • QScintilla 2
  • QSerial

After that, I presume just cloning the repo and running cmake in the root directory should do the trick. If you have any further questions, please open an issue on GitHub with your compilation error message for further assistance.

  • can not find any instruction how to build it. Just call "cmake" in the root dir does not do anything. I try to build on Linux. – wally Mar 4 '15 at 8:47
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    @wally - you have to run cmake in the root (or top level) directory of where ever you unzipped, or downloaded, the MariaMole source packages. – Greenonline Mar 17 '15 at 12:59
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For mac its not yet released (See website).

To try the experimental mac version, you'll have to compile it yourself with the code found on that github repository you linked to

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    Actually i'm asking how i compile those source files. – TheGMX Nov 4 '14 at 19:50

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