We only support OS X 10.7 or later intel only.
Building on Mac requires the following software.
If you don't need to run gui tools like about dialog, config dialog, or dictionary tool, you can omit installing Qt. Candidate window still shows without Qt. See below for the detailed information.
First, you'll need to download the gclient depot tool, and add depot_tools to your PATH.
cd ~/ git clone https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/tools/depot_tools.git export PATH=`pwd`/depot_tools:"$PATH"
Then, download the Mozc code from its SVN repository with the gclient command:
mkdir -p ~/work/mozc cd ~/work/mozc gclient config https://github.com/google/mozc.git --name=. --deps-file=src/DEPS gclient sync
This will also download source code of other programs such as googletest and Protocol Buffers. Update to the latest revision
Execute the following command to update to the latest revision.
Updating the tree sometimes causes a mysterious build error. Try “build_mozc.py clean” if it occurs.
First, you'll need to generate Xcode project using a tool called GYP, which is automatically downloaded by “gclient sync”:
cd ~/work/mozc/src GYP_DEFINES="mac_sdk=10.7 mac_deployment_target=10.7" python build_mozc.py gyp --noqt
You can customize the SDK version and target OS version here. Then, build Mozc.app and necessary files:
python build_mozc.py build -c Release mac/mac.gyp:GoogleJapaneseInput mac/mac.gyp:gen_launchd_confs
Executables are written in
~/wok/mozc/src/out_mac/Release for Release builds, and
~/work/mozc/src/out_mac/Debug for Debug builds. For instance, you'll have
~/work/mozc/src/out_mac/Release/Mozc.app once the build finishes successfully in the Release mode.
To clean up the tree, execute the following. This will remove executables and intermediate files like object files, generated source files, project files, etc.
python build_mozc.py clean
Mozc doesn't have installer mpkg files. You can just place the created Mozc.app into
/Library/Input Methods, and
/Library/LaunchAgents, and then log in again. Then it works well.
sudo cp -r out_mac/Release/Mozc.app /Library/Input\ Methods/ sudo cp out_mac/DerivedSources/Release/mac/org.mozc.inputmethod.Japanese.Converter.plist /Library/LaunchAgents sudo cp out_mac/DerivedSources/Release/mac/org.mozc.inputmethod.Japanese.Renderer.plist /Library/LaunchAgents