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PB6 installer issue
Sounds like a simple & effective solution, thanks!

PB6 installer issue
Thanks for the feedback, zenrain.
I'm well aware that i'm not working as an admin user, as written in the first post. Using a user-local application folder is a solution, albeit one i do not favor (feels more like a crude workaround).

Regarding the addition of write permissions to /applications, please consider that this undermines basic OS security. MacOS prevents downloaded programs from unauthorized writing in the /applications directory, by explicitly requiring an admin account authorization. This is done in order to inform the user about the fact that a program is trying to change the locally installed executables, thus giving him a chance to prevent installation of code he did not intend to install. This protective concept is nullified by allowing arbitrary writing to the /applications folder from a user account.

Please forgive me if i sound too patronizing, it is just that even the simplest MacOS programs nowadays know how to install themselves with full MacOS conformity and for me it is hard to understand why PB follows a different path.

Thanks again & best regards
Silvan
PB6 installer issue
Workaround:
Install to a local folder, e.g. on your desktop, and then drag & drop that app into your applications folder.
Best regards
Silvan
PB6 installer issue
Update:
The second issue regarding the errors when installing from a privileged account (root/admin/etc.) arises because the installer tries to write into the already existing PB5 installation (arghl!).
The installer definitely should be able to handle upgrade scenarios, where there are older PBx versions present in the system!!!
Best regards
Silvan
PB6 installer issue
Hello!
I just tried installing the new PB6 version on a 10.6.4 MacBook. The installer does not know how to handle non-admin user installations, providing a write permission error on the /Applications dir. Of course this permission setting is intended as nobody in his right mind works from a root account.
Trying to install from an admins account produced permission errors, too, this time regarding the permissions to create plist config files.

Has anybody been able to install PB6 on a Mac so far and, if yes, what process did you use?

Best regards
Silvan
BUG/REQUEST: Command-W and ESC do not close some windows on Mac
Yes, yes, count me in.
Generally a throughout support for MacOS Hotkeys is still missing, sadly.
Snow Leopard compatible?
Most likely that i can give you some feedback on this tomorrow. ;-)
5.0.3.8 - Various Fixes
Yep, DMG with Installer file shows the correct version, thnx.

....

hmm but the installer works only with write access to the apps dir.
Let's wait...
5.0.3.8 - Various Fixes
Great to read this but the 5.0.3.8 for MacOS link on the download page still points to the 5.0.3.7 version. So far i'm unable to update...
(been waiting for this update in order to get PB with JDK 1.6 up and running again... ;-) ).
Cheers
Quorcork
PB starts only with JDK 1.5 (32bit) on MacOS
In Fact all 64bit JDKs are bypassed, 1.6 as well as 1.5 ...
PB starts only with JDK 1.5 (32bit) on MacOS
Ok, then i'll file a support request, this could be a bug in the last build...
Upgrading to Java 6
Does anybody have the same issue with JDK 1.6 / PB 5.0.3.6 / MacOS 10.5.7 as i described here:
http://thebrain.websitetoolbox.com/post?id=3537788&pid=34182160#post34182160

Cheers
Silvan

PS: Yep, i upgraded to a 64bit machine some time ago und have been running PB with JDK1.6 since then. ;-)
PB starts only with JDK 1.5 (32bit) on MacOS
Hi!
After running PB on JDK1.6 (64bit) on my Mac for some time the application is launched only with 32bit JDKs (1.5, 1.4) now. Have other MacOS PB Users experienced the same?

Configuration: Macos 10.5.7, JDKs 1.4 (32bit), 1.5 (32&64 bit), 1.6 (64bit) from the latest MacOS Java Update (#4), PB 5.0.3.6

I tried reinstalling PB as well as the MacOS Java which had no effect. MacOS Java settings show the correct configuration (JDK 1.6 on top as first priority for JDK selection).

I even tried forcing PB into loading via 1.6 by editing the apps plist which resulted in an error when trying to launch the JavaApplicationStub of the PB application.

Any similar experiences or hints?
Cheers
Silvan
5.0.2.8 - Various Fixes
The MacOS Version link on the Download Page still pointes to 5_0_2_6.
The 5_0_2_8 Zip file is already there (i found it by manually editing the down load link).
5_0_2_8 seems to be irrelevant to mac users however (sry, read the change log too late).
Cheers
Silvan
5.0.1.6 - Various Fixes
Hi!
5.0.1.6 MacOS version seems to be missing?
(See attached screenshot)
Cheers
Silvan
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