Warning: This is a rant.
I am running Mac OS X 10.5.6 on Intel.
I downloaded mamepgui 1.3b9 and it instantly crashed. There is no indication as to why.
I'd like to let the developers know on the Mame Plus! board, but registering for more than one discussion forum in a single day is already a pain in the neck. (Have board administrators considered an inter-board authentication system such as OpenID?)
More warning: Harsh criticism follows.
I don't think mamepgui has a chance at acceptance from the Mac crowd because the GUI is poorly constructed compared to normal Mac human-interface guidelines. In other words, it looks terrible.
As a person who has some experience developing software, I'm going to make the assumption that forking the UI to "look better" (besides "actually work" and "be more usable") on the Mac is NOT an option with this project. Why would the developers ever care about improving the Mac UI experience if the Mac is not their primary target? Why would any other developer want to pick up this code and try to improve it for the Mac instead of creating something new from the ground up? The latter would take far less time, I'd think.
And it crashes out of the gate, I'm so not running anything unusual on my MacBook, and I'm not eager to waste further time on dicking with the internals.
I'm almost tempted to freeze my ROM collection at 0.117 levels just to play nice with MAME OS X, and skip this very ad-hoc front-end business.
Mumble, mumble, gripe, gripe, over and out.