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Access Grid Toolkit 3.0.2 - Mac OSX

Requirements:

  • OS X 10.3 or 10.4
  • This release includes initial support for Intel Macs; follow the Tiger path below.

Installation Instructions:

Release Notes:

  • Cameras and other Video Hardware:
    • Most Firewire cameras should be able to send video. Verified models include the iSight, iBot, and Panasonic DVX100a.
  • Audio Hardware:
    • You should either use the built-in audio device or a USB audio device that has been verified to work (listed below).
    • To use built-in audio, set it as the default audio device in "System Preferences", "Sound". Then, plug in a standard microphone* or if you have a laptop, you may select the built-in microphone.
    • If you change your audio device while the rat audio program is running, you'll have to restart it for your changes to take effect. You can do this by pressing the "Go" button in the VenueClient or by disabling and reenabling audio.
    • Be sure to prevent echo by using headphones or an echo-cancelling device.
    • Some USB microphones have been verified to work. Verified models include the Griffin iMic and the Plantronics DA50, DSP-100, and DSP-400.
    • The iSight microphone does not work well yet with the toolkit. It is recommended that you use it only for video, since using its microphone will cause your voice to sound lower and drop about 8% of the sound (due to differing sample rates).
      * If you have a G5 Power Mac (tower case):
      The line-in port does not work with standard computer microphones unless a preamplifier is used. Old Apple microphones and adapters (i.e. plainTalk) are also Not compatible with the G5 tower.
  • Encrypted venues are not yet supported and will crash rat, the audio program.
 

Installation on OS X 10.3 Panther:

  • Install wxPython.
  • Install Tcl/Tk.
  • Install X11.
  • Install Access Grid Toolkit 3.0.2.
  • Run AccessGridToolkit3 from your Applications folder.
  • Press the Go button to connect to the default venue.

Software Download
Python 2.3
Included in OS X 10.3
wxPython 2.6

Download

Tcl/Tk Aqua 8.4.9

Download

X11 for Mac OS X

Download

Access Grid Toolkit 3.0.2

Download



Installation on OS X 10.4 Tiger:

  • Install wxPython 2.6 (PowerPC Macs only)
         (Install both packages).
  • Install X11.
  • Install Access Grid Toolkit 3.0.2.
  • Run AccessGridToolkit3 from your Applications folder.
  • Press the Go button to connect to the default venue.

Software
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Python 2.3
Included in OS X 10.4
wxPython 2.6***

Not required for Intel Macs:
    Download Part1
    (Version 2.6.1.0)
    Download Part2     (Additional Package
    required)

X11 for Mac OS X

Install from Tiger DVD Installation Disk

Insert the Tiger DVD.
Scroll the window down slightly.
Open the "Optional Installs" package.
When you see a list of package types, expand the "Applications" entry.
Check the "X11" box and continue.

Access Grid Toolkit 3.0.2

Download for PowerPC mac
(Power Mac, PowerBook, iMac G5/G4, ...)

Download for Intel mac
(Mac Pro, MacBook, iMac Core Duo, ...)


*** With PowerPC (not Intel) macs, using OS X Tiger's default wxPython install (version 2.5.3) may prevent the VenueClient from starting. To prevent this, it is recommended that PowerPC (not Intel) Tiger users upgrade to a 2.6 version of wxPython.



 

 

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