I’m taking the new Safari 3.0 Beta for a test drive. I have to say, I’m quite impressed with it in many ways. For the past few months I’ve been using Camino, as it has had a few features that Safari didn’t have. Safari is now a lot faster than before. Buttons are being custom… Continue reading Safari 3.0 Beta
This evening I was speaking to Yvan Barthélemy (ybart on IRC) over IRC, when he pointed out something interesting about the preferences for the Aqua port. Even so the aqua port hasn’t specifically done anything to do so, Mac OS X has created the preferences file org.openoffice.script.plist. This contains information such as the last used… Continue reading Carbon Apps produce preference files without developers doing anything
There has been some online commentary recently on the likely acceptability of applications on the Mac platform. It basically boils down to: all applications that are successful on the Mac are well designed. They all look and behave the same way. Mac users are very fussy about the way that applications look and run. If… Continue reading Acceptability of applications to Mac users
Apple has released the 3GHz 8 Core MacPro. Apple have just added an extra processor option to the MacPro line.It is available in the US for an extra $1498 over the base MacPro. It doesn’t appear to be available in the UK store just now.Now all I need to do is learn how to earn… Continue reading 8 Core MacPro
It’s that time of year again when all the clocks in Europe change again. Tonight at 1AM the clocks all jump forward an hour. Being in the UK, it is nice that during the Winter, my current time is GMT/UTC. However, during the Summer, I’m an hour out from GMT/UTC. This does confuse me at… Continue reading British Summer Time from tomorrow
I have added some pictures to the X11 Installation instructions on the OpenOffice.org Mac Porting Pages. This should make it easier for users to follow and understand.
I’ve come across a very good picture that shows the upgrade options for Windows XP and Mac OS X. Is it any wonder I will try to avoid Vista, it is so complicated. The Mac however is nice an simple.
Apple have released Technical Note TN2165, an FAQ about the X window environment (X11) for Mac OS X. There are several interesting things in the tech note including: “OpenGL does not support off-screen rendering.” Even with OpenGL not being enabled in OpenOffice.org, I get redraw issues with part of the window being off screen. This… Continue reading Apple posts an FAQ about the X11 for Mac OS X
Use the commandpasswdto change your password from the command line under Mac OS X.
With the newly released X11 update from Apple, which fixes the font problems, OpenOffice.org no longer has an issue with starting. All OpenOffice.org users on the Mac should update to the latest version of X11, to fix any issues that they have with X11.