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MacLibre is an Open Source Software Distribution for Mac OS X developed during the Google Summer of Code program.

This project is developed under the GPL public licence.

The first Public Beta Version is now available (08/26/2005)

MacLibre 0.1 for panther and below (3.6 MB)

MacLibre 0.1 for tiger (5.7 MB)

How to use it

Just have a look on the MacLibre user manual

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For using this software you need :

  • A MacOSX version 1) 2)
  • This three commands installed by default on each OSX system:
    • /usr/bin/sudo
    • /usr/sbin/installer
    • /usr/bin/hdiutil

Provided Packages

Audacity Sound Editor
Blender 3D Creation
Gimp Powerfull Image manipulation software
Inkscape Vector Drawing

Adium Instant Messaging
ColloquyIRC client
CyberduckFTP client
Firefox Web Browser
Fire Instant Messaging
NvuHTML Editor
Thunderbird Mail Client

HandBrake a DVD to MPEG-4 ripper/converter
VLC player Audio/Video Player

Abiword Word processor with native OSX GUI

ClamXav Anti-Virus
DesktopManager Multi Desktops
iTerm Terminal emulation
X11 An implementation of the X Window System


If you want to follow the further development process of this program, or you are interested in learning more about the technique used withing, feel free to visit the MacLibre development wiki.

1) Any OSX version is OK, but number and versions of packages may change according to it.
2) We are providing dmg images which should work well on OSX 10.3 and 10.4, if you have troubles for using MacLibre on another OSX version please report it here
maclibre.txt · Last modified: 2011/07/21 14:23
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