On Fri Sep 5, 2008 8:12 pm ((PDT)), "Geoff Gilbert" <Geoff@...
>Same problem. It may be that with the death of Classic, WP files are
>no longer associated with a program that does not work under Leopard
>which means that the WP Spotlight plugin does not see them as files
Spotlight only cares about what's defined in the mdimporter, not an
application (though many applications bundle their mdimoprters
internally, so they're always present and never out-of-date).
I did a very quick check on my 10.5 Mac and indeed, none of the file
contents of my WP-Mac files seemed to indexed. However, running
/usr/bin/mdimport -d3 /path/to/wp-mac/document
caused the file to be indexed, so the importer still works; it's just
not being triggered. Given that the files and the importer were
already on the disk when I installed 10.5, which completely reindexes
the disk after install, and the importer clearly works, it is odd
that the initial 10.5 indexing didn't pick up the files.
If I recall correctly, though, Spotlight (re)indexing of a document
is usually triggered by saving the document. However, in the
SheepShaver world, if all the saving of documents is happening on a
disk image that's not mounted in the OS, that indexing will never be
triggered. To be honest, I don't know if saving a file to a disk
image that is mounted will trigger indexing, since disk images are
I suppose looking into this is just one more reason I need to get
with the program and download SS+WP-Mac on my 10.5 Mac...