[OS X TeX] Another 10.4.6-freeze fix update

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Fri May 26 19:47:20 EDT 2006

On May 27, 2006, at 01:35, Thomas Rike wrote:

> 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
>>> 	ftp://ftp.nluug.nl/pub/comp/macosx/volumes/ii2/II2-beta.dmg
>> 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.
>> G
> 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

OK. That is enough for me now (I got also off list reports). This way 
i-Installer does not freeze an 10.4.6 system and all we have to do is 
wait for 10.4.7 to be released.


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