RecAll-PRO and RecAll on MacIntosh OS X

Previously we described how to run RecAll-PRO, RecAll, and other Sagebrush programs on Ubuntu Linux, using the free open-source Wine software library. Here we show how to do the same thing with MacIntosh running OS X on an Intel CPU.

The easiest way to install Wine on OS X is with WineBottler. Download and install the dmg file. Open the file and you should see this folder:

Drag and drop Wine and WineBottler to Applications Folder shortcut.

Go into the Applications folder and double-click Wine. You should see a wine glass icon in the upper right tray.

Double-click WineBottler in the Applications Folder. Select “Create Custom Prefixes”.

Download the most recent RecAll-PRO .EXE file and click the “select File…” button in the WineBottler window to select this file. (Under Winetricks an “allcodecs” package exists, but it doesn’t seem to refer to ACM codecs used by RecAll, so don’t click any packages.) Click the Install button.

In the pop-up dialog, select the Applications folder and change name to RecAll-PRO.

Run the RecAll-PRO installer and try out the program.

No Wave or MP3 compression codecs are available, but uncompressed Wave and all Vorbis/Speex compression works. (Perhaps some Wine/Mac guru can figure out how to make MP3 work?)  The next time you want to start the program, look in the Applications folder.

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