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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:21 pm

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Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:17 pm
Just to be clear(er) in the question, I am not saying that if you write an application on (OS x), you should not test it on (OS y) before deployment, that is a good practice.
Of course that's both good practice and plain common sense: you wouldn't sell an all-terrain car tyre before you'd driven it across the
Okavango delta and the Sahel unless you really had an urge to end up in court and possibly prison.
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That is one point; but LiveCode's statement that you can build MacOS standalones on Windows and Linux is a bit disingenuous:
Yes, you can build MacOS standalones on Windows and Linux but they won't work on MacOS. :?

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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by jmburnod » Sun Jul 26, 2020 12:49 pm

I bogs,
DownLoad works and it is decompress automaticaly
When i double-click on the icon i get error "unable to open..."
OSX 10.14.6 (Mojave)
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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by bogs » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:04 pm

Thank you for testing Jean-Marc Image

It is odd that it decompressed automatically, is this a new feature in Mojave, or a settings option? As far as I'm aware, if you download a zip file, it shouldn't decompress automatically :shock:
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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by jmburnod » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:15 pm

It is odd that it decompressed automatically, is this a new feature in Mojave, or a settings option?
I found nothing about this in System preferences. Is there an other stuff where i can search ?

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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by bogs » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:20 pm

Hm. That is a good question, unfortunately, I have no equally good answer :(

When you download it, if you follow the steps I outlined in this post, you should wind up with a zip file that you have to extract manually, not an automatically extracted one. The only way I know of to end up with an extracted file is if you try downloading it from the side bar download, which downloads the contents of the zip (theoretically), but in practice is highly un-reliable.

*Edit, after some testing around with it, try this link instead, which should directly download the zip file -
https://www.dropbox.com/s/y8h64wab83jn1 ... o.zip?dl=1
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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:43 pm

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On a Macintosh you can set your download preferences so that a document is automatically opened by a defined application.

One can set things so that a ZIP file is automatically unzipped.

I don't do that after, a long time ago, I unzipped a file that then did "funny" things to my operating system.

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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by bogs » Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:48 pm

Well that would certainly explain it, thank you again Richmond!

I certainly wouldn't recommend auto-unzipping things your downloading, Jean-Marc, for much the reason stated in Richmond's post, if that is indeed what went on.
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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:29 pm

if that is indeed what went on.
Well: I did then click on the app, and all hell broke loose . . .

My anti-virus software scans ZIP files (and other compressed files) BEFORE
they are decompressed and flags them if it believes them to be wonky (at which time I bin them):
but, foolishly, I let the download thing do a decompression so the anti-virus procedure was sidestepped. :(

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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by jmburnod » Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:49 pm

I tried using FireFox instead Safari and used Ruchmond way with the same result "unable to open".
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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by bogs » Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:56 pm

So now we have something of a weird duck eh? 2 people download an fail to open, 1 downloads and has no issue. I wonder what the differences between the systems is?
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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:12 pm

I successfully unzipped the file with the Unarchiver:

https://theunarchiver.com/

"The Unarchiver is the only app you need to open RAR on Mac.
It’s times more powerful than the native macOS utility and
supports infinitely more archive formats."

Mainly because the built-in macOS unzipper seems to be unable to unzip
a lot of archives.

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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by bogs » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:41 pm

Yah, I use unar cli myself, both on 'nix and Snow Leopard. I wonder if it is possible the extraction is where it is failing for JM and Kdjans, or if it is something else entirely.
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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by jiml » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:41 pm

downloaded to macOS 10.15.5
unzipped
double-clicked testinterface application
You can’t open the application “testInterface” because it is not supported on this type of Mac.
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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by bogs » Sun Jul 26, 2020 4:57 pm

Bizarre heh. I wonder why such vague errors now. On SL 10.6.7, it said I needed a specific version (10.9 or later). JM and JL both just get a generic "unable to open" message.

Richmond, you said your running Catalina, right? Which vers. is that? JM, JL, what version of OSX are you two running?
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Re: Looking for a volunteer tester...

Post by richmond62 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 6:28 pm

double-clicked testinterface application
Double-clicking something is the lowest common denominator: try doing a right-button click and see what options are offered.
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