To install Code::Blocks on a MacBook Air M1, you can follow these steps:
- Download Code::Blocks:
- Go to the official Code::Blocks website (https://www.codeblocks.org/downloads/)
- Click on “Download the binary release” to access the download page.
- Scroll down to the macOS section and click on the “codeblocks-xx.xx-mac.zip” link to download the latest stable release.
- Extract the downloaded ZIP file:
- Locate the downloaded ZIP file in your Downloads folder.
- Double-click on the ZIP file to extract its contents. This will create a folder named “code blocks-xx. xx-mac” (where “xx. xx” represents the version number).
- Move Code::Blocks to the Applications folder:
- Open a new Finder window and navigate to the extracted “code blocks-xx. xx-mac” folder.
- Drag the “code blocks” application icon to the Applications folder in the sidebar of the Finder window.
- Grant permission to run the application:
- Open the Applications folder and locate the “code blocks” application.
- Right-click (or Control-click) on the “code blocks” application icon and select “Open” from the context menu.
- A warning prompt will appear stating that the application is from an unidentified developer. Click on “Open” to grant permission to run the application.
- Launch Code::Blocks:
- Once the application is open, you can start using Code::Blocks to write and compile your C/C++ programs on your MacBook Air M1.
Note: Code::Blocks is not officially optimized for Apple Silicon (M1) processors at the time of writing this response. It may run under Rosetta 2 translation on M1 devices. Alternatively, you can consider using other IDEs that offer native support for M1 processors, such as Xcode or Visual Studio Code with the C/C++ extension.