MacOS System Requirements, Conventions, and Installation

System requirements

This toolkit is known to run on MacOS Snow Leopard 10.7.x (latest update). We no longer test on Leopard (10.5.x) and Snow Leopard (10.6.x), but previous versions of MAT have been known to run straightforwardly on these platforms. We believe that Mountain Lion (10.8.x) also works, but we haven't tested it rigorously.

This toolkit depends on a number of external tools which must be installed before you install MAT. For the Mac version, they are:


The conventions are identical to the Unix conventions.


To prepare MacOS for installation of this toolkit, follow these steps:

Once you've completed these steps, you may proceed with the installation, as follows:

During the installation, you might be prompted for various paths and locations which the toolkit requires.