Just in case it's of interest to anyone: my installation guide for the language has been updated, both with a link to my working standalone build, and step-by-step instructions for getting ixi working with SuperCollider on both OS X and Windows.

Installation remains incredibly buggy and incredibly broken, and I remain unsure why, but I am hopeful the new guide will make it a little bit less frustrating.

My big dream is to take over maintenance of it so that none of this is necessary, but that's a far-future plan and one I don't currently have the skills for, or the time to acquire said skills. Watch this space though.

The SuperCollider version linked may or may not work on Linux, also, by the way. I have no idea. If you try it, it'd be cool to know if it works on other OSes too!

@deerful "it seems to work for most people, but it probably shouldn’t!" resonates deeply with me.

@bcj please please let me know how you get on if you try it! I feel like my documentation is still really unclear and am kind of relying on seeing where people get stuck to clarify it, lol

@deerful Sierra problems, ~2016, dragging elsewhere to fix it... sounds like this “App Translocation” situation I was just dealing with days ago

Two fixes seem to be: drag app to another folder, or:

xattr -dr

@ryantouk the signed production release doesn't work from any folder I've tested, including Applications - but to confuse matters, it works fine for some people, including the original dev.

My old version doesn't install anything/need signing, but is no longer linked on the dev's website. I've given up hoping he will rehost it, but it works basically fine for now, so I'm just distributing it myself. More user friendly than making beginners run terminal commands too.

@deerful Maybe I’ll try both versions (introduced by the podcast!)

@ryantouk (at some point I really want to take over maintenance of the software but I currently don't have the skills or time to. hopefully one day this will all be moot though!)

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