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thnidu
01:11 am - two problems on Mac Lion
I have Mac Lion (OS X 10.7.3) and Firefox 12.0.
  1. Active apps appear in the Dock with a little bright spot below their icon. I have TextPad open while I'm typing this in Firefox. If I go to the Dock and click on TextPad, the TextPad window comes to the front; if it's on another deskspace, that deskspace appears. But sometimes when I click on XJournal in the same situation, it crashes and gives an error report.
  2. The last two lines on XJournal's Help menu are "Open XJournal Community" and "Open XJournal home page". The first one brings me here. The second is 404:

    This is not encouraging in terms of program support.


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From:mcroft
Date:May 5th, 2012 03:59 pm (UTC)
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Well, I'm the last person who built it, making a version that ran on Lion at all.

Since then I've started grad school and have no time to take it on seriously. To my knowledge, no one is actively working on the app. That's sad, but it's a 10 year old project.

That said, you may want to leave a comment with the crash report of the error in case someone wants to try to fix it.
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From:thnidu
Date:May 5th, 2012 04:33 pm (UTC)
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Ho! Well, thanks for the work. I only learned of it recently; I didn't know it was so old and creaky (↓*like me...).

So
1. next time it does that I'll try to remember to save the report and post it.
2. I believe I've already reported it adequately in the post here.

Maybe whoever picks it up will move it to some group site like (damn, I forget the name*↑, too little sleep, space for posting and developing s/w).

Edited at 2012-05-05 04:39 pm (UTC)
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From:dda
Date:May 5th, 2012 08:12 pm (UTC)
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It's already hosted on SourceForge. I don't have an easily-accesible Lion system nor do I have enough time to delve back into Xjournal. It seems to work on 10.6 (Snow Leopard) other than when I click on the icon to clear the "post badge," it crashes.
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From:thnidu
Date:May 5th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
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Yeah, that's the site I meant.
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From:thnidu
Date:May 5th, 2012 10:49 pm (UTC)

error report

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XJ was open, but not logged in. I was logged in to LJ separately. I tried to log in XJ:

[Sorry, but your comment of 50387 characters exceeds the maximum character length of 4300. Please go back, shorten it, and try posting it again.] So, first of... oh, hell, no, cut it into 12 chunks? Notgonnabother.
Chopped down to 9853, and then in half-ish... 5544...

Process: Xjournal [319]
Path: /Applications/Xjournal.app/Contents/MacOS/Xjournal
Identifier: org.speirs.xjournal
Version: 1.0.6b6 (344)
Code Type: X86 (Native)
Parent Process: launchd [141]

Date/Time: 2012-05-05 18:36:56.887 -0400
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.7.3 (11D50b)
Report Version: 9
Sleep/Wake UUID: 7144D737-F8F7-4D1F-A2A6-87023D544E56

Interval Since Last Report: 128869 sec
Crashes Since Last Report: 4
Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 55309 sec
Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 1
Anonymous UUID: CCCD086A-1727-462E-A58A-ED4177F40116

Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x000000008b1e74c9

VM Regions Near 0x8b1e74c9:
__LINKEDIT 0000000032063000-0000000032075000 [ 72K] r--/rwx SM=COW /Applications/Xjournal.app/Contents/Frameworks/OgreKit.framework/Versions/A/OgreKit
-->
__TEXT 000000008fed2000-000000008ff05000 [ 204K] r-x/rwx SM=COW /usr/lib/dyld

Application Specific Information:
objc_msgSend() selector name: setMenu:
objc[319]: garbage collection is OFF
Performing @selector(logIn:) from sender NSMenuItem 0x25eff0

Thread 0 Crashed:: Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 libobjc.A.dylib 0x9b179d4b objc_msgSend + 27
1 org.speirs.xjournal 0x0001615c 0x1000 + 86364
2 org.speirs.xjournal 0x0001550c 0x1000 + 83212
3 com.apple.Foundation 0x905c1e25 __-[NSNotificationCenter
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From:msilverstar
Date:May 7th, 2012 12:19 am (UTC)
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I appreciate your work and hope someone takes it on!
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From:madd_the_sane
Date:January 20th, 2015 02:41 am (UTC)

Modernization

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I will admit that I can be a bit OCD when I come across an Objective C open source project: I have to modernize it. I have set my sights back on Xjournal and LJKit.
Among the changes are a lot of NS_ENUM and NS_OPTIONs, having classes declare which protocol they use, and building it for 64-bit and ARC.
Also, some deprecated calls are replaced.

However, some things are hard to diff via svn.
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From:thnidu
Date:January 20th, 2015 05:37 am (UTC)

Re: Modernization

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OK, thanks.

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