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01-28-2012, 09:24 PM
I'm looking at a Mac Book Pro and if I boot win7 on it does the propeller software work for programming the stamp and Propeller?

Since the laptop I want is 1200 I can get a MB pro and have both windows and apple for another 200 dollars?

01-28-2012, 09:36 PM
Yes. You can dual boot the MacBook Pro into win7 and OSX. I took it one step further and purchased a copy of Parallels (http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/) and run win7 in a VM for most tasks in windows. The Prop IDE and the Basic Stamp IDE both run fine that way.

The only extra cost you have is a copy of Windows if you run it with BootCamp (http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/) or add another $80 for Parallels (http://www.parallels.com/products/desktop/) and run it in a VM inside of OSX.

I love my MBP!


01-28-2012, 09:45 PM
Or save your money for something more useful than a Windows license and use the BST Propeller IDE which has a Mac version and has some useful extra features like optimizing code, removing unused methods from your programs and allowing conditional compilation.
Or there is the PZST Propeller IDE which uses the same compiler engine as BST.
These are much more convenient solutions than dual booting or virtual machines.
No idea about Stamp tools on a Mac though. Anyone have suggestions?

01-28-2012, 10:18 PM
@Heater - one potential drawback to BST at the moment is OSX.7 support. I think I read it's coming but right now BST does not run on 10.7x that I know of. Now having said that, jdolecki didn't say if it was a new machine or not. The new MBPs come with 10.7 as far as I know.


EDIT: I stand corrected. I was able to get my BST working with 10.7.2 by clearing the support files from my Library directory. Thanks Mike Green for pointing out my error.

Mike Green
01-28-2012, 11:01 PM
BST runs fine under Mac OSX 10.7.2, so you should be fine with any Mac. I also run the Propeller Tool, Stamp Editor, PropScope software, 12 Blocks, and other Stamp and Propeller development software using Parallels Desktop and Windows XP.

01-29-2012, 12:04 AM
@Mike Green - apparently I haven't tried BST since last update. Thanks for bringing to my attention.

01-29-2012, 12:09 AM
Still won't work for me.

OK, apparently I have an issue with BST. I suppose I will have to start another thread as to not hijack this one.