Category Archives: Macintosh

Scripts in XCode

The build system for SQLEditor has lots of steps, from building each of the component frameworks, compiling the application, assembling the bundle, creating a disk image and then uploading everything to the server. (Plus things like version histories and read … Continue reading

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Flash CS3 – Trace not producing output?

Found an odd problem with Flash CS3 today. I was working away and I realised that I wasn’t getting anything in the output window from calls to trace(). Just a completely empty output panel. The answer is simple, make sure … Continue reading

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Handy database of recommended Mac Apps

Johan Basberg (who designed the beautiful SQLEditor icon) has a handy list of recommended mac applications at http://dittverk.no/mac/files/tag-editor.php And SQLEditor is on this list

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10.5 support

At the moment I believe that both SQLEditor and HTMLValidator are compatible with Mac OS X 10.5 and should work without functional difficulty. A minor issue that I found is that the toolbar icons don’t look very good against the … Continue reading

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Retro Mac OS WordPress theme

This made me laugh when I saw it: http://www.modernlifeisrubbish.co.uk/article/retro-mac-os-wordpress-theme Definitely memories of simpler times

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HTMLValidator 1.0

HTMLValidator 1.0 is finally released. As I write this, it’s been out since Friday, so I guess I’m a bit late in writing this. HTMLValidator 1.0 is identical to HTMLValidator 1.0b8, except of course that it 1) doesn’t expire and … Continue reading

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building antlr 2.7.7 on Mac OS X

It appears that antlr on Mac os x doesn’t like the jikes compiler, at least when I tried building antlr it gave lots of weird compile errors like this: Found 2 semantic errors compiling “ANTLRException.java”: While it would be a … Continue reading

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HTMLValidator 1.0b3

A new version of HTMLValidator today. I moved the validation into a separate thread to improve responsiveness. This is also the way that HTMLValidator will be doing multiple page validation. In fact the new release even includes pretty much all … Continue reading

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HTMLValidator beta 2

HtmlValidator beta 2 has just been released. The new version offers assorted fixes and a slightly improved interface (a green tick or red cross now appear in the validation window!) There is also a new downloads page which currently offers … Continue reading

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HTMLValidator

HTMLValidator 1.0b1 has just been released. It runs on PowerPC or Intel Macs with Mac OS X 10.4 or later. The current version expires 28th February 2007. HTMLValidator is a new desktop HTML validator that works on both web pages … Continue reading

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MacFuse released – userspace Mac OS X file systems

I just noticed this announcement on the google mac blog. Amit Singh has released a mac version of Fuse, which is way for people to write interesting extensions to the file system without writing kernel code. The way it works … Continue reading

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SQLEditor 1.3.1

SQLEditor 1.3.1 got released on Friday afternoon, this was really just a bug fix release which fixed a handful of problems that were identified. I think the only major fix was that the new UID system was slightly broken in … Continue reading

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Insanely transparent …

You can just see Steve Jobs stroking a white cat and telling engineers to make products “insanely transparent”, can’t you? [link] (It’s actually an article about keyboards, but worth reading anyway)

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Writing Unit tests for Cocoa

I realized something interesting today. I use unit testing to (hopefully) improve the quality of my code. With Java I use JUnit. With native Mac stuff I use OCUnit. One really clever thing about OCUnit that I realized today is … Continue reading

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IP PBX delivered on an iPod?

“We have put our complete IP PBX on it [the iPod Shuffle]”, says Dr. Harry Behrens, Managing Director of 4S newcom. “It is so compact that even on the smallest iPod Shuffle (512 MB) enough room is left for 4 … Continue reading

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static link library to replace dylib in mac os x

This post on the xcode-users list explains a neat trick on how to get xcode to link a static library instead of a dynamic library. Imagine the circumstance: you want to use a particular non-standard version of a native library … Continue reading

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Running Oracle – The Solution

This follows on from my previous posting. Searching for an Oracle This is kind of old news now, because it’s been in use since SQLEditor 1.2 was released. However I though I would explain how I solved the problem that … Continue reading

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Change console keyboard layout in debian

I’ve been using Parallels Workstation virtualization a lot recently for testing databases and it works amazingly well. However I did come across a weird problem. I’d installed Debian linux and the console keyboard layout wasn’t correct for my Apple USB … Continue reading

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Finding and fixing StackOverFlowError in java

I was having a problem with some java one day, I’d made a change to some code and I kept getting a StackOverflowError. Unfortunately the stack trace didn’t help and some time inspecting the code didn’t offer any quick solutions. … Continue reading

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Searching for an Oracle

Recently I’ve been trying to set up a box to run Oracle again. There are enough SQLEditor users that Oracle support is important. Fortunately Oracle have several downloads that can be used, there is a developer license for 10g and … Continue reading

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