Jikes on Mac
Jikes has been successfully compiled and used on Mac OS X 10.2
(Jaguar) and 10.3 (Panther).
You'll need Apple's Developer Tools to compile Jikes. Although
they come with Mac OS X, they're not installed by default.
You can install them from the Developer Tools CD-ROM that
accompanied the other Mac OS X CD-ROM, or you can download a
disk image free from
The Developer Tools installation includes the GUI tools
such as Xcode and many of the underlying GNU tools
you know and love from other Unixes, including all the ones
you'll need to build Jikes.
The command-line tools are installed in /usr/bin/
which will already be on your PATH.
Once you've installed the Apple Developer Tools, you can simply
follow the generic compiling
instructions in the Jikes Developer FAQ.