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  • #91
    I was in the beta tester group some years ago when v3 for PC was in the making. I now also have a (couple of) macs and am really missing BC. Any chance of being in the beta (or even alfa) testing group?

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    • #92
      We still have quite a bit more work to do before we're ready for beta testing. When we have a Mac beta, we'll post an update in this forum thread.
      Chris K Scooter Software

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      • #93
        I cant wait. I have been on a Mac for a year now and Beyond Compare is the single biggest thing that I miss.

        Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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        • #94
          Originally posted by Chris View Post
          We still have quite a bit more work to do before we're ready for beta testing. When we have a Mac beta, we'll post an update in this forum thread.
          Woot! Happy coding, guys!

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          • #95
            Really!? There's finally gonna be a Mac version???? THANK YOU!!!

            I will eagerly await a beta or something, as I hammer away at some nasty code in the Windows version running in VirtualBox.

            Sweet!!

            Rob

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            • #96
              BC3 on Mac via Wine

              Until Scooter Software can give us a native mac version, it is possible to run BC3 on mac using Wine. (You'll need an X window server installed for this to work, Apple provides one as an optional install on the Mac OS install disk, or you can install your own.)

              I use MacPorts to install wine
              www.macports.org for download/install information for MacPorts
              sudo port install wine

              Download the WINDOWS installer for BC3 then run the installer with wine
              wine ~/Downloads/BCompare-3.3.3.14128.exe

              The installer will guide you through installation.

              Once installation is complete, you can run BC3 as follows:
              wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Beyond\ Compare\ 3/BCompare.exe

              For my needs, I've actually developed a shell script that makes launching BC3 very easy and also makes it easy to integrate BC3 as the diff tool used by p4v, etc.

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              • #97
                Ooh ooh me too!

                I've been a BC user since 2002 - Windows and Linux versions. However, I switched to using mac almost exclusively about a year ago. I run Windows and Linux in Vmware Fusion, so I'm able to still use BC, but a native version would be an awesome rocking addition.

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                • #98
                  I discovered BC back in... gosh... 1999? 2000? It's been ages. It's one of the few tools that has been so good that I registered it right away and have bought every upgrade. I get the Windows and Linux versions. I've sorely missed it on the Mac since switching two years ago, and Windows is so flakey that BC sometimes has issues. I should setup a Linux VM and run it that way for now.

                  Rob

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                  • #99
                    +1 for Mac Version. I would even be willing to beta test as soon as it becomes available. I hate having to use Parallels for BC. Gonna try the MacPorts/Wine solution, but I still want a native version.

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                    • crossover

                      it works well with crossover too at the moment (the windows version)

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                      • mac

                        I would love to help BC for Mac too.

                        Until that happens, I'm happily using Beyond Compare with CrossOver, it works great.

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                        • Registered just to chime in and say I can't wait! Be happy to beta test. It really is the only piece of development software I miss. I hate having to hop over to Windows to use it.

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                          • I'm using parallel desktop ONLY to run BC3. If there is a Mac version that would be just great. Count me in your beta testers, I'm using BC3 all day long so if there are bugs to find I'll find them
                            Macbook Pro Retina 15' - OSX Yosemite 10.10.1 French

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                            • I am using BC3 in Linux, Win and Mac as well with Crossover. BC3+Crossover is OK, except that there is an error message when you try to open other session. I am waiting for the native Mac version. I would like to test once the beta version will be available.

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                              • BC3 Mac user

                                I also would love to see a mac port.. Long time windows and bc user, recent mac convert.. Been using beyond compare for years, great program!!! I would love to see it on the mac.

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