Salling Clicker for Mac OS X 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”)

August 28, 2009

As mentioned in yesterday’s post, Salling Clicker was in need of some minor alterations to work well in Mac OS X 10.6 (“Snow Leopard”). These alterations will be rolled into a minor update labelled 3.5.2 (current public version is 3.5.1).

As I know some of you may get your hands on Snow Leopard as early as today, I want to make 3.5.2 available to you as soon as possible. Please use this link to download “beta 1” of 3.5.2:

http://www.salling.com/Downloads/SallingClicker_3.5.2v516.dmg

Please note that the application no longer needs an installer. Drag the downloaded application into /Applications and launch it. Any previously installed Salling Clicker prefPane will be uninstalled on the first launch (requiring admin authorization).

I do expect to post further betas in the coming days and/or weeks, tweaking other aspects of the update as necessary (primarily controller scripts).

Thanks for listening!


Snow Leopard compatiblity

August 27, 2009

We’ve been using Snow Leopard here at the office for quite some time now, and here’s the status on Salling’s Mac applications with respect to Snow Leopard compatibility.

Salling Media Sync (latest version) work great in Snow Leopard, with one exception. The KEXT we’re installing to enable Sony Walkman (not Sony Ericsson) devices may give an error on installation (but works fine). Also, it’s not clear whether this KEXT does what it should if you’re running the 64-bit kernel (you most likely aren’t, unless you’re tinkering or using an xServe).

Salling Clicker has some issues. Whether these prevent you from using the software depends on your usage patterns, I think. Don’t worry, though. A compatibility update is coming. To save time, we’re not going to make Salling Clicker a 64-bit executable. This means, among other things, that we no longer want to stay in System Preferences (32-bit prefPanes cause System Preferences to restart in 32-bit mode when selected, and I don’t particularly like the feel of that). So the Salling Clicker stuff you’ve traditionally seen in System Preferences will now reside in its own application (simply named “Salling Clicker”). I expect I’ll be ready to post a beta build of Salling Clicker for Snow Leopard in the forums tomorrow (August 28 2009).

That’s all for now! Thanks for listening.