Re: [ANN:] WPMacApp revised again
- Thanks for the good words, but, as I keep saying, the whole idea of the WPMacApp is lifted from your SS-WP system and makes shameless use of code by you and Smokey Ardisson. I would be very happy if you took over as much of it as you might find useful.
I'll try the Translator again - where exactly (in the SS file system and the OS X file system) does it write its output files? It's possible that it finds the right folder on your system because you have both systems installed, but not on mine where I've been experimenting with having only one system going at a time.
Will rename the WP UltraClip folder in preparation for your new version.
More later when I get a chance to experiment.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "John R" <johnrethorst@...> wrote:
> I'll bet a lot of people use WPMacApp. It's a thoroughly comprehensive and professional design, and more advanced in several ways than my install.
> I've just downloaded the latest update to WPMacApp and tested Translator 1.1 -- works fine here. I also tested a forthcoming update to UltraClip, which I'll probably release next week. Works fine too, but it needs a folder named "WP UltraClip" in the folder containing the WP application, while an existing folder in that location in WPMacApp has the word "folder" appended, so UltraClip makes another folder -- small point. I also tested a beta to a utility I'm developing that recovers corrupted files, and that works as well.
- --- In email@example.com, "em315" <em315@...> wrote:
> I would be very happy if you took over as much of it as you might find useful.I'd have a good deal of advanced technology to learn first ;-)
> I'll try the Translator again - where exactly (in the SS file system and theYou're right. Translator writes a URL to a text file named "LookupTerm.url" and puts that in a folder named "SS > OSX" in a folder named "SheepShaver Data" on the Unix disk. An OSX folder action script watches "SS > OSX". Those folders on the Unix disk were there when I tested, since my system was also installed. I also use these folders for printing and PDF creation, and for dictionary and thesaurus lookup.
> OS X file system) does it write its output files? It's possible that it finds
> the right folder on your system because you have both systems installed,
> but not on mine where I've been experimenting with having only one
> system going at a time.
> Will rename the WP UltraClip folder in preparation for your new version.As a suggestion, Gabriel Fuentes of this group created a set of absolutely beautiful folders with badges for the various folders in the WP folder: Conversions, Language, Help etc. They're in the Files section here as WP Folders.sit. Nice of Gabriel to do that. Part of what I like about this group is how many people contribute.
- John noticed that the option in the WPMacApp to run in a quasi-full-screen mode (accessible by holding down the Alt key when launching the application) wasn't working correctly. If you encounter this problem, solve it by going into the System Folder (in the WPMacApp), then Preferences, and delete the file Display Preferences. Then restart the WPMacApp.
The current version of the download does not have this problem (because the Display Preferences file has been deleted from it).
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "em315" <em315@...> wrote:
> Inspired by a message that showed that someone actually uses the WPMacApp (thanks, Jim!), I got around to making a few updates that I wanted to make.
> Same download as before:
> First, the current version includes a disk image (the "hard disk" you see in SheepShaver) made with a technology called sparsebundles. This made it possible to give the disk a capacity of 2 GB, but the actual download size is smaller than before, even though it's still large.
> Second, because the whole setup has been copied to a new disk image, there's a possibility that something won't work, though I've tried all the obvious things and got them working correctly. So, if you download this, you may want to keep your old copy in storage somewhere for safety.
> Third, the new version includes an AppleScript that restores the screen colors if they get confused when you minimize the app and then restore it. It's on the Apple Menu and the script menu near the top right on the menubar.
> Fourth, in case anyone wants to try them, some of John's most interesting-looking tools, such as the WP Translator, won't work with the WPMacApp because they seem to rely on the file locations used by John's SS-WP setup. If you want to use these excellent tools, then John's SS-WP system is the one to go for. Remember also that John uses the SS-WP system, while I don't use the WPMacApp (I use WordPerfect for DOS), so John's system may be more suited to real-world use.
> But I'm very glad to hear that someone is using it anyway!