Anirudh Acharya, the developer of the Mac4Lin Transformation Kit, has let me know that they got some very nice coverage in the January issue of Linux Magazine as they look at two programs, Mac4Lin (with the docking benefits of the Avant Window Navigator) and Pdfsam, an open source PDF document editor.
Now, thanks to the Mac4Lin project, Linux users can enjoy the visual side of Mac OSX without dipping too deeply into their pockets for expensive Apple hardware.
Congratulations on the coverage for Mac4Lin, and I’m glad to say that the Subversion (svn) repo for Mac4Lindoes have the latest possible files for the otherwise unreleased 1.0 Release Candidate 2, including the latest version of the PDF documentation. For those who look at the svn files and wonder how the heck you use them, I was wondering that as well. I asked Ani and he said that the install scripts you get from svn don’t work because they look for .tar.gz files that are in the normal download of Mac4Lin but not in the svn versions. Luckily he wrote a post on his own blog about how to use them so you won’t have to spend too much time trying to use them.
For those who have looked at the Places icon on the AWN dock from Mac4Lin and thought it looked out of place, you’re not alone. Ani is going to change it (thank you!) and if you update the svn files regularly you’ll see when the icon gets changed.