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Use these instructions if you cannot install Polyphone on your Mac OS X with the available installers in the section “Download”.


The following applications are required:

You also need the sources of Polyphone, available here or on GitHub, along with the necessary libraries you can download here.


Unzip the libraries and place the directory lib_mac just next to the directory sources.

Open the file polyphone.pro with Qt Creator. Build the project, a bundle polyphone.app should appear in the directory lib_mac.

If the SDK path cannot be resolved, try modifying the file polyphone.pro to include these variables (adjust the Mac OSX version of first):

QMAKE_MAC_SDK = macosx10.11

Complete the bundle

Run the following command to include libraries and frameworks inside the bundle (adjust the path first!):

/Path/To/Qt/5.2.0/clang_64/bin/macdeployqt /Path/To/lib_mac/polyphone.app

Copy the framework Jackmp from lib_mac and paste it to lib_mac/polyphone.app/Contents/Frameworks. You may need to right click and select View content to go inside the bundle instead of executing it.

Finally, run the following command in a single line (adjust the last path first!):

install_name_tool -change /System/Library/Frameworks/Jackmp.framework/Versions/A/Jackmp @executable_path/../Frameworks/Jackmp.framework/Versions/A/Jackmp /Path/To/lib_mac/polyphone.app/Contents/MacOS/Polyphone

You can then execute the program or compress it as a .zip file to share it.


See this topic if you need more information or for getting some help.

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