Mac OS X
|Computer/Processor||x86-64 or ARM|
|Operating System||Mac OS X 10.12 or above|
|C compiler||Xcode 8.2 or greater|
|Memory||4GB of RAM|
|Hard Disk||1GB of free space|
|ISE_PLATFORM||macosx-x86 for x86 based CPU, macosx-x86-64 for x64 based CPU and macosx-armv6 for ARM based CPU.|
- You will need to install Xcode from the App Store.After installing Xcode, make sure to install the command line tools by going to the Xcode preferences and under Downloads install the Command Line Tools components.
- You also need to install X11 from http://xquartz.macosforge.org.
Installing required dependencies of EiffeStudio
MacPorts is a tool that allows you to use many Unix applications on the Mac. Before we can proceed with the installation of EiffelStudio, we need to install the required dependencies of EiffeStudio. First, install MacPorts.
Now simply type (from a bash terminal):
sudo port install pkgconfig sudo port install bzip2 sudo port install xorg-libXtst sudo port install gtk3
New required dependency for GTK3
sudo port install adwaita-icon-theme
Installing EiffelStudio from a compressed package
This section only applies if you have installed all the required prerequisites.
After downloading the compressed package, you should manually extract its contents to your hard drive. For example, you can extract it into /usr/local using the following commands (assuming that you have permission to /usr/local and that the installation package was saved in /tmp/Eiffel_X.Y.tar.bz2, where X.Y stands for the EiffelStudio version):
tar xvfj /tmp/Eiffel_X.Y.tar.bz2
This will install EiffelStudio files into
/usr/local/Eiffel_X.Y . Once this is done, jump to the Setting up EiffelStudio section in order to complete the installation of EiffelStudio.
Setting up EiffelStudio
Once the files have been installed, you should define the following environment variables in order to run EiffelStudio:
- ISE_EIFFEL to
- ISE_PLATFORM to
macosx-x86for the 32 bits version or
macosx-x86-64for the 64 bits version or
macosx-armv6for the ARM version. We will be using
macosx-x86-64in the examples below.
$ISE_EIFFEL/studio/spec/$ISE_PLATFORM/bin to your PATH environment variable.
Using sh or bash as a shell, it suffices to type the following commands:
Persisting Environment Variables
Se them up in the .bash_profile file once for good, so you don't need to set them up each time.
1. Open the profile file into a text editor
2. Add the export command for every environment variable
3. Save your changes.To immediately apply all changes to .bash_profile, use the source command.
Now everything should be properly installed and you should be able to run the compiler. Simply navigate to
/usr/local/Eiffel_X.Y and double click the EiffelStudio icon.
Alternatively, you can also start EiffelStudio from the command line by entering the command estudio or use the command-line eiffel compiler ec.
If you are a new user to EiffelStudio, we recommend that you follow the EiffelStudio guided tour.