I am not an official packager, but I was eager to have an updated version of Inkscape for Mac OS X and I noticed that nobody is packaging the new version.
I've packaged it for Mountain Lion and x86_64. It should be considered a beta packaging. I've packaged from version 0.48+devel r12005
You can download it at:
The Mac Os X packaging infrastructure in the source tree is a bit ancient. Things I've noticed:
- configure.ac uses syntax that is not conforming anymore with autoconf/automake/authohear 1.13. Going forward that should be updated. - the scripts osx-build.sh os-app.sh needs update for the newest Xcode versions. they don't work out of the box. - the dylib base relocation infrastructure needed to be rewritten - the Platypus-derived ScriptExec executable might not be needed anymore - in this version, the app bundle executes the sh script directly.
- The version I packaged runs gtk-2.0+quartz. It does not need X11/Xquartz anymore to run. This is the direction GIMP has gone to as well. - It uses the same theme as GIMP. I think it's a good consistency decision, and it's the theme that looks best on Mtn Lion.
If somebody want to try and report problems, I'd appreciate it