Core Text LOL

Sometimes you just have to laugh.

I let XCode 7 install. And now I get the choice of the 10.11 SDK or the 10.11 SDK. Apple have finally removed the ATSUI API I was using to draw text in my Mac ports, causing compilation errors. So time to pull out the partially complete CoreText implementation and get that working.

Not quite there yet ;)

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XCode: error from debugger: the program being debugged is not being run.
If you are getting this in your XCode run log:
No executable file specified.
Use the "file" or "exec-file" command.
No executable file specified.
Use the "file" or "exec-file" command.
The program being debugged is not being run.
The program being debugged is not being run.
After copying a project and renaming everything... then you missed the "executable name" on the target. Click your Target, and "Get Info", then click the Properties tab, and rename the Executable to the same name as the Product Name in the Build settings.

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Mac OS X Software Update fails to update installed application.
I've just managed to "fix" an issue that I was seeing on 10.6 where Software Update would not update Logic Express. According to Software Update, Logic wasn't even installed, however the app was there in /Applications and would run fine.

It seems that getting Software Update to re-scan that app is as simple as renaming the app. I changed the name of Logic Express from "Logic Express 9.0.1" to just "Logic Express", ran Software Update again and the latest release for Logic magically appeared. Hmmm.

So the next time Software Update is ignoring your installed apps you know what to do!

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Mac Mini RAM Upgrade
I found this guide nailed upgrading the RAM in a Mac mini. Tonight I took out the paltry 1GB and replaced it with 4GB for about $33 AUD. Not bad... not bad ;) The mini runs all the servers (imap, svn, http) in the house, because at 14w it's the cheapest computer to run 24/7. The iMac is 70w at idle, and the PC up around 110w. Yay for minis!

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Scribe/Mac unified toolbar
I got this working today:
Looks a little more native eh? I think the icons are still a little blurry, but to fix that I'll have to create full resolution source icons, which are 128x128. Currently they are 24x24, and they are getting scaled somewhat for display on the toolbar. First x4 to fill the 128x128 source image and then down to whatever size the HIToolbar wants to display them as.

I've been playing for years now with getting native scrollbars working. But thats proven too difficult so far for this little black duck.

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