WP-Mac, Spotlight and 10.5 (was Re: [wpmac] Spotlight for non-".wpd" extensions)
- On Fri Sep 5, 2008 8:12 pm ((PDT)), "Geoff Gilbert" <Geoff@...> wrote:
>Same problem. It may be that with the death of Classic, WP files areSpotlight only cares about what's defined in the mdimporter, not an
>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
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internally, so they're always present and never out-of-date).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...