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Jerid Francom

Associate Professor of Spanish and Linguistics
Romance Languages
Wake Forest University

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Here are the instructions to install the vislcg3 constraint grammar on a Mac.

  1. Install the Xcode developer tools

    App Store

  2. Install cmake and boost.

    I use Homebrew, but I imagine you could use MacPorts or Fink.

  3. Install icu. This takes a few steps:

    A. Download the package: (or the latest version) and decompress it:

    $ gunzip -d < icu4c-4_8_1-src.tgz | tar -xvf -

    Then run:

    $ cd icu/source/

    It’s a good idea to make sure the permissions are set so run:

    $ chmod +x runConfigureICU configure install-sh

    B. Now run runConfigureICU like so:

    $ ./runConfigureICU MacOSX

    C. You’ll then run make and sudo make install, and you should be golden.

  4. Now it’s time to get to vislcg3.

    A. Download the files from the svn repository:

    $ svn co vislcg3

    Then move into the main directory:

    $ cd vislcg3/

    B. Do a checkup on the install:

    $ ./

    C. Run make and sudo make install to finalize this thing.

    D. Now check to see that it’s in your path:

    $ which vislcg3

    And if you get a path to the binary, you’re ready to go!