Building Clutter on MacOS
It is strongly encouraged to use the same JHBuild environment used by the GTK+ MacOS port; you can follow the instructions on the GTK+/OSX/Building page to have an installation of GTK+ and its dependencies on MacOS which can then be used to build Clutter itself as well.
After building GTK+, you will have to also build:
under the same JHBuild environment, by cloning the Git repository from git.gnome.org.
Note: both Cogl and Clutter will auto-detect the backend from the build environment, but it is recommended to use the following configure arguments when building Clutter:
$ ./configure --prefix=/path/to/the/jhbuild/install \ --disable-gdk-backend \ --disable-x11-backend
Which will disable the X11 backend (in case you have installed the Apple XServer) and the GDK backend (which does not work on MacOS yet).