State of OSX port
PeaZip is a cross-platform file archiver and file manager, free
alternative to WinZip and WinRar, available on
Microsoft Windows, Linux (Qt and GTK2) and BSD.
The application is built with Lazarus/FPC IDE, and Lazarus' support for
is quickly progressing, but Carbon support is not as mature as for
other widget sets and it was not yet possible to have a sufficient
quality native Carbon build of PeaZip for Apple OSX or Darwin systems.
However, interest in porting PeaZip to Mac OSX platform as native
application, rather than with virtualization, emulation or wrapping,
remains very high.
Running PeaZip on OSX
Anyway, there are various ways to run PeaZip for Windows on OS X at
current level of development
virtualization software: Parallels
software) is probably the
most popular choice on OSX, but VMWare Fusion (commercial) and
alternatives are available for Macs
|Using Wine, an
Open Source (free, LGPL) implementation of Microsoft Windows API,
acting as a
compatibility layer that allows to run Win32 software on OSX, BSD, and
Linux operating systems
approach to Wine-based solution is Wineskin Winery
(free, LGPL), a simpe tool to build ports / wrappers of MS Windows
programs as Mac applications, as described in this
article - being
both Wineskin and PeaZip Open source software, the
ports can be either created for personal use and for re-distribution
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