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I too am having a font issue with OS X. 10.11.0 here.

Is there anything I can do to give you a hand in trying to sort it? I'm used to programming but not a C person I'm afraid.

I'll also have a look at popping together a homebrew formula so people can install a little more easily.
 

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I cobbled together something to make this a little easier to install for Mac users with homebrew.

If you just run

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brew install dmnc/horology/tg --HEAD
You should get all the necessary dependencies and be good to go by just running "tg".
 

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Trying to build under OS X just turned into a huge waste of time. (There seems to be something odd with the specification of the ffwt3 library.)
Did you use the homebrew version of fftw?

If you install homebrew from Homebrew - The missing package manager for OS X then it should be as simple as a "brew install dmnc/horology/tg".

If you still have problems, let me know which OS version you are on. All working ok for me here on 10.11.2.
 

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For other OS X user, it is better to point out that there is a little confusion in the operations that Roli-poli attempted. To use the homebrew formula prepared by dmnc, as far as I can understand not being a mac user, the correct sequence of operations is

step 1 - install homebrew as indicated in [url]http://brew.sh[/URL]

step 2 - run brew doctor and do everything it asks of you

step 3 - run the magic command: brew install dmnc/horology/tg --HEAD

And this is it. No other step whatsoever is required. Please correct me if I am wrong...
I have made a small addition here as it seems there is some confusion about xcode/dev tools. If homebrew hasn't already warned you, brew doctor will tell you if you are missing anything on your system and give instructions for how to sort it out, but it's usually as simple as xcode-select --install to get dev tools on the newer versions of OS X. You shouldn't have to worry about downloading all of xcode just to get make.

The homebrew formula will deal with the gtk+, ffth etc. dependencies for you so you shouldn't have to worry about any of that.
 

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I just use the regular version, but I have now updated the homebrew formula to install tg-lt also, in case someone wants to try that on Mac.

I am having an irritating problem though. I wonder contrate_wheel if you could help with.

When I try to use a mono microphone (a piezoelectric) I get this error:

Error opening audio input: Invalid number of channels
Is that coming from tg itself or one of it's dependencies do you know? I've done a bit of Googling but can't work out where the problem is.
 

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This is caused by tg requesting a stereo input source. It looks like it can be fixed by having tg ask for a mono input instead since it doesn't seem to actually use the stereo data.
I've had a dig around int he source but with no luck here. If I ask for just 1 channel (either by checking the number available or forcing it) I get no signal whatsoever. C is not my language in the slightest and I've never used PortAudio so I'm stumbling in the dark a bit here.

I'll raise an issue on GitHub and add a bit of detail.
 

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I don't really have a recommendation. I have a couple of super cheap ones off the bay I've been experimenting with. Order by price + postage and you'll find them.

They're mostly sold as guitar pickups.

So far I've experimented with the clip on style. It definitely seems an improvement over the microphone on the side of my MacBook.


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Hi, I answered to your ticket on GitHub some time ago. Did you test the fix?
Many apologies. I receive a lot of GitHub notifications from work so must have missed it. I'll test this evening and let you know.

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Looking forward to tryout no the new version, however, not being a OS X specialist (just a user), not sure how I update the software. Running the install command tells me it's already loaded.
Any help anyone?
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This is an idiosyncrasy of homebrew with a head only formula.

I'm away for a few days but will check the formula all works ok when I get back. However, assuming no dependencies changed instead of upgrade run 'brew uninstall tg' followed by a fresh 'brew install tg --HEAD'.

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Mac users, with the new version of tg (0.4.0) a few things have changed.

We now have versioned releases which will make it much easier to upgrade existing installations.

Everything below assumes that you have already managed to install Homebrew correctly. If you haven't, please see brew.sh

However, if you installed originally using the --HEAD option, you will need to do the following to get on the new versioned train:

Code:
brew update
brew uninstall tg
brew install tg
For new users, everything is simple:

Code:
brew install dmnc/horology/tg
After this, upgrading is easy:

Code:
brew update
brew upgrade tg
Please post here, or on the github repo (https://github.com/dmnc/homebrew-horology) if you have any issues specifically with mac installation.

Lastly, and very important, the executable has been renamed from tg to tg-timer, so to open the application, you now need to run

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tg-timer
 
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Mac update worked for me. I did run into some issues but I think I was using the wrong command (update vs upgrade).
It's really confusing. Update means update the catalogue, so that homebrew knows about the newest version whereas upgrade actually installs it.

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Hi DMNC,

Is there a way of creating an icon that calls Terminal and then TG-Timer? It would be nice just to click the icon and away we go!

Thanks

Snake
I've had a bit of a go but not with great success so far.

I agree, it would be a nice improvement but creating a gtk Mac app has proved pretty tricky, although it might be easier if tg is upgraded to gtk3 (something I believe contrate_wheel has considered).

I will try again when I get the chance but would also welcome any help if anybody here has experience of this?

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wanted to thank the developer for putting together this software. especially making it available for both Windows and Linux. while i got the windows binaries to run and compiled the source on opensuse (rpm distro), my efforts to calibrate against a quartz and time two automatic movements have been not very successful.

i believe my issues all relate to the microphone. I've tried the integrated mic's on two thinkpads; a T400 running Win7 and a X240 running Win7 and Opensuse. Sometimes I get the software to get a clean enough signal to show the amplitude but it is not reliable or repeatable. I also tried a iPhone headset with the TRRS jack on the X240 with a similar experience, but usually even more noise. Finally I tried a Korg guitar pickup with a mono 1/4 -> 1/8 adapter, but I just don't think the signal is strong enough without a pre-amp. what are others using for mixer gain settings for the mic and boost?

Are there known inexpensive pre-amps that others use? I found schematics for a few diy versions, but a popular one like as described on watchoscope, was shot down on this forum as not being ideal due to the hi and low pass filters. i am handy with a soldering iron, multimeter, etc so I'm inclined to go this route if a tried and true schematic can be recommended. i'd probably buy all the parts through mouser.com as my local radioshack is both expensive and not well stocked.
I've had good results with something like this



If you search the bay for "clip on piezo" you will find them for a few pounds.

I then use a similarly priced USB audio interface and a quarter to eighth adaptor like you already have.

All in I think I spent about five quid.

I do have one extraordinarily quiet vintage Seiko I've had difficulties with, but for everything else this setup has worked perfectly.
 

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I have been in contact with dmnc, who has already tested the new version on Mac OS X. He will surely produce a homebrew install script for it shortly. (Thanks a lot dmnc for your continued support of Tg on OS X.)
The homebrew tap has now been updated so 0.5.0 on the Mac should be a simple
Code:
brew upgrade tg
if you already have it or
Code:
brew install dmnc/horology/tg
if you're just getting started.

I've been battling in vain with trying to create a pre-built mac app to ease installation but with little luck so far. If anybody has any experience bundling gtk+3 apps for the mac please do drop me a PM.

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Are you aware of any downsides (space, security, whatever) to using Brew (not just for this, but for anything)? I remember some other package system that caused some grief back in the 9 or early 10 days.
Brew is very mature now. You used to be able to get in a bit of a mess back in the days of fink and, to a lesser extent, macports after that, but those issues are all nicely worked out now and everything is kept separate from the underlying operating system.

Obviously it will take up a little space but will be very minimal compared to most modern desktop applications.

On security, brew shouldn't be anything to worry about but obviously there is always the possibility you use it to install something malicious. There's a centralised team vetting everything that comes in and you only ever install as yourself rather than a superuser so I'd say the risks are very low. Entirely anecdotal, but in my work we've been using it across a team of around 25 for about five years now and never had any concerns.

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