is a royal pita and has been giving me grief – I suspected that the precombiled binary tarball would not work, but found out that I was wrong.
Nice intro to the use of git here
This never seems to go that smoothly, despite the best efforts of the NCL people. The problem is that the GCC on Homebrew has now moved on from GCC4.8 against which the NCAR-NCL graphics were built.
I thought of three possible fixes for X11 apps opening off the screen over the course of the afternoon:
- install a window manager and let that handle things. Thus, I tried fvwm (missing dependency, fail), twm (missing dependency, ditto) and dwm (in Homebrew, installs fine but is a tiling wm so not as easy a fix as I hoped)
- using Xdefaults or Xresources, but was unable to get either of them to work, as I suspect they are not respected by XQuartz.
- Install wmctrl via Homebrew and then use
wmctrl -r "umui" -e 0,60,60,900,600as an application in the X11 menu. This worked best
so now Command-D fetches the window, which has opened with its title bar and buttons off the screen, back onto the desktop, resizes and positions it correctly. Much better.