SOS 4.2 on a MAC

A collection of information about SourceOffSite, including solutions to common problems.

Moderator: SourceGear

Posts: 8550
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:24 pm
Location: SourceGear
PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:56 pm
The SOS Client is not a native Mac app, so it needs a running X11 server.

X11 should be on the installation discs or you might find X11 from Apple's developer site. You should be able to find it with an X-code bundle. Also, there were some versions of OS X which had problems with X11 and it was fixed in a branch of this code named XQuartz -

In any case, once X11 is installed / configured, you must start the X11 server. After this you can either start an xterm and run the sos binary from a command line (/Application/SourceOffSite/sos), or just double the /Applications/SourceOffSite/sos icon)

Some other helpful hints :

a) viewtopic.php?f=10&t=5599&p=22455 -

Opening SOS with X11

1. Go to your Utilities folder (or where you installed SourceOffSite)
2. Open the SourceOffSite folder
3. CTRL-Click or Right-mouse click the sos file
4. Select Open With > Other...
5. Find X11 (in your Utilities folder), don't forget to click the checkbox Always Open With
6. Double-Click the sos file in the SourceOffSite Directory

b) configuring diff/merge


Also -- be sure you have the Mac client for Intel Mac, if you have Intel Mac.
Beth Kieler
SourceGear Technical Support

Return to Knowledge Base (SourceOffSite)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests