Welcome to MacForge
MacForge is your source to find open source projects out on the net
that work on the Mac, or are likely to work on the Mac. Thanks to MacForge, there's no need to sift through huge
listings of open source that you can't use.
Start by choosing one of the categories below, or on the navigation bar to the left.
After each category, in parentheses, is the number of projects in
that category. If you'd like additional control, apply the filters in the upper right corner to narrow
There are three kinds of open source projects that apply to the Mac.
- Those that work immediately, and have been tested on the Mac (aka Mac projects)
- Those that have a good change of working on the Mac, but have not been tested (aka Mac/nix projects)
- Those that will need porting to get to the Mac.
MacForge handles Mac and Mac/nix projects, but not the third group as it's beyond the scope of what MacForge tries
to accomplish. By default, you'll see all explicitly Mac as well as "Mac/nix" projects, but
if you want to limit the view to those explicitly on the Mac, or only
Mac/nix, simply use the toggle links in the upper right corner as you move into the category pages.
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