Presenting beginner-friendly Mac frontends for the two popular miners DiabloMiner
(GPU) and RPCminer
(CPU)! The applications work like normal applications on the Mac
were you double-click to start them, and after answering some questions you’re all set. For future runs just double-click on the application icons and you’ll start mining immediately.Downloads
Both miners require Mac OS 10.6 ‘Snow Leopard.’ DiabloMiner require a OpenCL capable graphics card (AMD Radeon 5xxx and up; and Nvidia 8xxx and up). RPCminer does not require a recent graphics card.Installation
Start by downloading a miner, and unpack the application by double-clicking on the downloaded ZIP archive.
Register an account with your mining pool, and register a new miner (if needed). Open the application and answer the questions about the pool server (or even localhost if solo mining), and miner user credentials.
After the initial setup you only need to open the application again to start mining.
Performance hints for the Mac user
Close other CPU and GPU (anything that draws on the screen) intensive applications for most efficient mining. Time Machine back-ups will have a hourly negative performance impact on Diablo. Consider temporarily disabling the back-up system when running this miner. RPC Miner will generate considerable heat. Place the Mac in a way that ensures free air circulation to avoid loss of performance due to heat. Try keeping it lifted from from the table surface.
I will keep these applications up to date as upstream source code is released. Check this thread (bookmark it now!) for updates. License: same open source licenses as the upstream works.
The development goal was to aid users who are unfamiliar with the command line. These scripts are written and packaged for use on Mac OS. Reimplementing them for Linux and Windows should be fairly easy for anyone interested. Contact me if you want to coordinate effort.
Known issues: DiabloMiner exits without notification if the graphics card is unsupported.
This distribution and Mac packaging: 14V7RiwD3joqDF2Jv6zst3ZnQsR686u9iH
DiabloMiner upstream component: 1DbeWKCxnVCt3sRaSAmZLoboqr8pVyFzP1
RPCminer upstream component: 1HZNsUqQxKVLmfPfCAzLwrnVDzx8CxwxnM