Can't install Owl - alternatives?

I’m having trouble installing Owl on my mac (running OS X 10.5 and no immediate plans for upgrading). So, my question is, can I compile patches directly with a regular gnu g++ compiler? If so, what are the procedures?

Have you got Xcode installed?
I’m compiling with Xcode 3.2.6 on 10.6 without problems.

We haven’t got a Mac Makefile for straight gcc compilation, but there’s the Linux Makefile which could provide a good starting point if you wanted to try it.

Otherwise, have a look at the Juce forums. The build files for different platforms are generated using the Juce Introjucer - it helps us manage cross-platform compatibility.