Building openVPN connect application on macOS

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zk
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Building openVPN connect application on macOS

Post by zk » Mon May 03, 2021 6:43 am

Hi,

I'm a CS student and I'd like to learn from this project by build and run it under macOS environment.

should I simply `git clone` from GitHub ? I was wondering why there's no macOS parts in this repository because I assume like every vpn it should use Apple network extension which is unique for macOS.

Perhaps anybody can give me or point me to some guide lines for how to build and run this openVPN for macOS ?

From what i've understood so far, there are several parts for the project.
1. the openvpn connect.app which reside under /application (couldn't find any of the source code - but i know it's built using electron)
2. the ovpnagent - this is the openvpn deamon that can be found in github.
3. the ovpnhelper - couldn't find any sources.

thanks

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Re: Building openVPN connect application on macOS

Post by TinCanTech » Mon May 03, 2021 4:39 pm

You should learn which version of OpenVPN you intend to use and post in the appropriate forum.

viewtopic.php?f=30&t=22603

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Re: Building openVPN connect application on macOS

Post by zk » Sat May 08, 2021 8:29 pm

my openVPN connect is from version 3.2.7.(3220).

However, I couldn't find any tar file that refer to this versions (the newest are from version 2.5.2 (released in 21 April, 2021)

I guess the UI layer as different versioning, but perhaps it's open source ?

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Re: Building openVPN connect application on macOS

Post by TinCanTech » Sat May 08, 2021 9:43 pm

If you can't find what you are looking for then it is probably not open source.

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