Version 4 (modified by speck, 13 years ago) (diff)


Getting the code

svn checkout GlimmerBlocker

Compiling and installing GlimmerBlocker from source requires the latest version of IntelliJ IDEA (I'm very often using the latest pre-beta builds), Xcode and a decent knowledge of shell scripting. The build process is not simple.

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Subversion client

The subversion commandline client is included in Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) and later, so you don't need to install anything if you use the commandline. For GUI-based clients, check the links in the "Subversion Clients: stand-alone" section on

How to build it, I think

Never been tested, so this should be taken as hints, not a cookbook. Mastering shell and perl scripts is mandatory.

  1. Stop the running proxy (aka deactivate).
  2. Create install dir: sudo mkdir -p /Library/PreferencePanes/GlimmerBlocker.prefPane
  3. Make sure it is owned by you: chmod -R johndoe /Library/PreferencePanes/GlimmerBlocker.prefPane
  4. Clean it out, but keep the dir: rm -rf /Library/PreferencePanes/GlimmerBlocker.prefPane/*
  5. Make the Xcode project. It will fail at the end due to missing Jars: PrefsPane/GlimmerBlockerPrefsPane.xcodeproj
  6. Open the IDEA project. Make it.
  7. Open Terminal, and cd into svntrunk/PrefsPane
  8. Execute ./
  9. Build the Xcode once more (not clean), it should now be a success.
  10. In Terminal: fix permissions on the auth helper:
    sudo chown root:admin /Library/PreferencePanes/GlimmerBlocker.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/AuthHelper
    sudo chmod 6555 /Library/PreferencePanes/GlimmerBlocker.prefPane/Contents/MacOS/AuthHelper