On 03/02/2019 10:28, Richard Russell wrote:
On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 10:20 PM, R.E. wrote:[snip]Or do I need to load BBC basic on a Mac (I don't have one) andYes. There are several reasons why you must 'compile' (that is,
I agree with all that. However, there is a way to achieve it without owning a Mac, which I use to develop a program on Windows, then make it available to a friend on a Mac.
I have installed TeamViewer on my machine, and on the (remote) Mac. It is free for personal use - and secure! This enables me to easily move files from my machine to the Mac, and then to use the Mac remotely to install BBCBASIC SDL and use it to Compile and test my program, all from my Windows machine.
In your case, you just need one of your friends who is willing to install TeamViewer and allow you to use it, and to give you any help with the very different ways to use a Mac if you are not familiar. Note that they will always have to authorise your use. The 'Compilation' results in a single file which can be installed in the Mac applications directory. That file can then be simply used by other Mac users to install on their machines.