[OS X TeX] Another 10.4.6-freeze fix update
tricycle222 at earthlink.net
Fri May 26 19:35:41 EDT 2006
On May 26, 2006, at 4:07 PM, Gerben Wierda wrote:
> On May 26, 2006, at 20:42, Gerben Wierda wrote:
>> As I have announced (and those that receive this message in bcc
>> already know), i-Installer 2.77 (which is ppc-only) triggers the
>> freeze bug in 10.4.6, especially when some updates to the OS have
>> been applied. As the intel version (2.76 is universal) also has
>> problems on intel 10.4.4 and up, I am effectively without a
>> decently working i-Installer for intel mac. This has been the
>> worst fix I have been in in 5 years.
>> It is up to Apple to provide us with an update (10.4.7) that
>> stabilizes the OS again. The outlook is good, but I do not know
>> how much time it will take them.
>> I have now released a beta which will certainly improve matters
>> and which could likely improves them to the point the only
>> problems left are harmless (some lost error output of
>> subprocesses). The app is again universal.
>> I would like to release this with 48 hours and I could do with
>> some testing, especially on 10.4.6 intel systems. Here is what I
>> would like you to test:
>> 1. Remove "/Library/Fonts/Latin Modern" if available
>> 2. Install Fontforge
>> 3. Install TeX (full, 2005)
>> I welcome reports.
>> The beta can be downloaded from
> This beta has just been updated. i-Installer is now still 2.78 but
> "Build May 26, 22:50 GMT".
> Additional tests that I would like to see:
> - Start i-Installer on intel systems using Rosetta (esp. on
> 10.4.6). This can be done by selecting the app in the Finder,
> choosing Get Info and check the box: Open using Rosetta. If all is
> well your system will *not* freeze when you start i-Installer
> (though I cannot test it here becaue I have no 10.4.6 anymore, so
> be warned this may freeze your system) but a warning panel will be
> displayed and the app will quit.
> - Run i-Installer on 10.4.4. or 10.4.5 (on intel preferably). A
> warning panel will be displayed on intel systems.
> Afaic, this is a release candidate, except that I would like
> confirmation that the app quits on 10.4.6 updated systems when run
> with Rosetta.
Downloaded ii2-beta.dmg and opened it using Rosetta. The warning
panel came up on the screen and the application quit as expected. I
am running 2.16 GHz Intel Core Duo with Mac OS X 10.4.6
Thanks for everything. Tom Rike
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