NXC Tools for Mac OSX
John Hansen, the author and maintainer of NXC, the C-style programming language for the NXT, has now published a set of tools for the NXC development on Mac OSX.
NeXT Tools is
"a universal binary Mac OS X application which provides many of the tool windows that are part of the Bricx Command Center IDE. Included are: Direct controller, Diagnostics, Watch, Piano, Joystick, Remote, NeXT Explorer, NeXT Screen, Messages, Memory Map, Clear Memory, MIDI Conversion, Wav->RSO, Find Brick, Turn off brick, Close communication, and Firmware download",
as John states on the site from which the tools can be downloaded for free.
Nice stuff for Apple users!
Those icons are really shiny.
Thank you a lot, I was wondering if someday there would be some tools like this for the MAC and here they are, in EXTREME quality!!
it works in SNOW 10.6
it works with MBP's native BT
NXT screen tool shows blank and when plugged via USB, there is an option to "boot NXT in Samba mode..." however this option wipes your NXT firmware and does not warn you about it! :( so if you don't know what Samba is, don't try... it could (did) mess up NXT big time
everything else is top notch! Now i second Josh*.. full version of bricxcc would be great!
*try copying the app into your application folder start it from there, connection should at least show you USB (i eventually got BT to show up i was very happy)
oh and Josh did you managed to install NXT-G on snow? i need help with that!
"Code editor not yet implemented!" Yet! The button is there so it will probably come in a future update. But how far in the future??
I got mine to work with BT too. As for NXT-G, I have not tried to install that on my mac. Sorry. I use NXC on my old PC. Gave up on NXT-G a while ago.
I am trying to solve some pesky component issues with Lazarus for Mac OS X which have delayed implementing a simple code editor with NBC/NXC compiler integration. I hope to have those problems solved soon. But I have a higher priority task to update all my documentation for the latest version of the compiler and get a new official release of NBC and BricxCC up on Sourceforge.
Code highlighting or syntax library are not even a necessity.
Right now I use the Bricxcc editor for windows on wine which can not connect but does output executable.
I use the explorer to send and execute the code via bluetooth
Since OSX 10.6 The mindstorms official software has been even more of a disaster then usual.