Building Tomboy on Mac OS X


  • Mono for OS X
  • Git for OS X
  • Monodevelop for OSX or Xamarin Studio

Always get Mono from Macports Mono is not supported.

Getting the Tomboy source code

Working with git

The Tomboy source is kept in Git. It's recommended that you use the latest code from the repository when making changes to the project, as this will allow the developers to more easily apply your changes and improvements to the project.

  • Xcode 4 already comes with git, so you could just install that
  • Else, Google around around for packages of git for Mac. There are plenty.

If using the command line version of git, you can get the source with:

 git clone


  1. Open the project in MonoDevelop or Xamarin Studio

  2. Choose build project

Submitting Patches

Before submitting patches, please read the following:

  1. CodingGuidelines

  2. HowToSubmitPatches


If any of this doesn't work for you, feel free to get in touch with the developers on IRC: #tomboy on or join the Mailing List

Apps/Tomboy/Building/Mac (last edited 2016-08-30 18:30:58 by AlexTereschenko)