I'd had success using py2app for building Mac binaries for distribution but wanted to give cx_Freeze a go since it's cross platform - allowing builds for Windows, Linux, and more. Unfortunately, attempting to build using cx_Freeze was resulting in errors:
On MacOS X 10.5 there is considerable slow-down in the MATLAB editor and other GUI elements. The issue is related to a change in the default Mac Java 2D rendering engine from Quartz2D (10.4) and Sun2D (10.5). This newer rendering engine improves performance for figure drawing, but other GUI operations are slower.
A quick one-liner to recursively search files for a given text string.
Create your own bash pipes to send program output between shells, processes and users.
Homebrew is the easiest and most flexible way to install the UNIX tools Apple didn't include with OS X. It provides a simpler alternative to MacPorts, installing under an isolated non-root prefix, symlinked to
When in a repository directory you can show the name of the currently checked out Git branch in the prompt, making it easier to track where you are (and where you're about to commit).
Show a warning in the Terminal's prompt when the current working directory is no longer where the shell expects it to be. (e.g. it was deleted or replaced by a new, different directory with the same name by some other app).
Install and setup the tools necessary for Android development with Eclipse on Mac OS X (Lion)