PCGen.app and Mac OS Tiger
- Good news for Tiger users, the problem and solution to the PCGen.app package
crashing in Tiger has been found. It has something to do with using the
Macintosh Menu bar instead of having it right on the application, Tiger
seems not to like this. So for future installers the menu bar will appear in
the application window.
For those who have already downloaded 5.8 or any of the previous Mac
installer this problem can be fixed this way: control-click on the PCGen.app
and choose "Show Package Contents", then open the Contents folder. In there
you will see a file named Info.plist, open this with a text editor.
Find these lines:
And change it to this:
A big thank you to macJava (xtianstone) who posted this info into the
tracker some time ago which I failed to notice :(
Now moving forward, I have passed Eric the freshly minted and Tiger friendly
Mac installer for 5.9.4. I'm sure he will let you know once it has been put
up on the download release sites.
This is a bit of an experiment, I've changed the configuration of the
package and I'd like to get feedback from our Mac users to see if this
configuration is preferred and if there are any issues with it.
The change is this: Now ALL the PCGen files are contained within the
PCGen.app. So instead of a folder with the app and the data, docs, lib and
other folders you will see just the "PCGen 5.9.4" application by itself and
not inside a folder at all. Everything works same as before the only
difference is that in order to access the files you will need to follow the
instruction above. You can always go to the location preference and point
PCGen to folder in other locations outside of the app if you need to.
One nice benefit to this is that it cuts about 9 or 10mb off the download,
this is because the lib folder needed to be both inside and outside the app
but now with everything inside there is no duplication.
~ Eddy Anthony (MoSaT)
~ PCGen Content Silverback