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Message 2907 - Posted 15 Oct 2013 10:00:05 UTC

This morning when Leiden Classical started running some work units it started puking up windows saying that if you want to run Classical something 5.56 you need to install X11 and Apple doesn't include it anymore, blah blah blah… The problem is it opens up a window with two buttons - cancel or confirm, and it keeps opening these windows regardless of what you do or click. I had hundreds of them on my desktop and they just kept coming. Finally after a reboot and a seperate logout I figured out that it was Leiden Classical that was causing the problem. Setting it not to get new work, aborting existing work units, and another reboot took care of the problem.

Obviously this isn't going to encourage Mac users to run LC so I suggest someone solve the problem one way or another. Some users might not have a clue what the problem is or how to deal with it.
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Message 2908 - Posted 17 Oct 2013 12:54:06 UTC

Hi,

at the moment I do not have access to Mac Power / Mac Intel hardware to recompile the code without any graphics. I have ported the code already recently to not use graphics, and successfully compiled it for Linux, BSD and Windows, but not for Macs.

So in short only one option left as a fix; abandon the Mac (and BSD due to other maintenance issues) support and introduce the 'anonymous' platform. In this way Mac users and BSD users can compile the code themselves and support LC. This is not so ideal I realize, if not only because of the use of Homogeneous Redundancy of this project.

The alternative is accepting the issue for some Mac users for the time being and hoping that at some point *soon* I am able to access (at least) Mac Intel hardware to compile the code without graphics.

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Message 2909 - Posted 1 Nov 2013 0:18:15 UTC - in response to Message ID 2908.

Given that the issue throws endless authorization windows at the user, essentially making the Mac unusable, living with it is not a viable option. I just upgraded to 10.9 Mavericks today and got hit by the bug again so I’ve gone ahead and detached from the project.

Compiling myself, well I’ve done that a time or two in linux but I’m nowhere knowledgable enough to attempt it on OS X. I hope that some day the project will be usable again, thank you for your reply.
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