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Epsilon User's Manual and Reference
   Welcome
      Introduction
      Features
   Getting Started
      Windows Installation
      Unix Installation
      Mac OS X Installation
         Using Epsilon under Mac OS X
      DOS Installation
      OS/2 Installation
      . . .
   General Concepts
      Buffer Concepts
      Window Concepts
      Epsilon's Screen Layout
      . . .
      The Menu Bar
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Mac OS X Installation

Epsilon for Mac OS X supports drag and drop installation. Simply open the disk image in the "macos" folder on the CD-ROM and drag the Epsilon application inside to your Applications folder. Epsilon supports Mac OS X version 10.4 and later on Intel-based Macs. A legacy package in the "powerpc" folder supports old PowerPC-based Macs running OS X 10.3.9 through 10.6.8.

Epsilon includes a setup script, and there are some advantages to running it, though it's optional. The setup script will install Epsilon and its EEL compiler on your path, so you can run them from the command line more conveniently. And it will link Epsilon's Info documentation into the main Info tree, so other Info-reading programs can locate it. To run Epsilon's setup script from a shell prompt, type

sudo "/Applications/Epsilon.app/Contents/esetup"

assuming /Applications is where you installed Epsilon.

Epsilon for Mac OS X can run as an X11 program or as a curses-based console program. Normally it automatically chooses the best way: as an X11 program if there's a DISPLAY environment variable or if X11 is installed, otherwise as a console program. Older versions of OS X require installing X11 from your Mac OS X installation disks. This is highly recommended, since Epsilon for OS X works best as an X11 program. Recent OS X versions have X11 preinstalled.

Any time Epsilon documentation mentions the "Unix version" of Epsilon, this also includes the Mac OS X version. In particular, Epsilon for Mac OS X recognizes all the X11 flags described in the previous section, and all the X11 resource names documented there.

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