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FSEventStreamStop; how important 790 Views / 0 Replies  
In short, the question is how important is it for me to call FSEventStreamStop (and similar followups) if it's just a cleanup thing as the app is quitting?

the long explanation:
I'm working on an...
Posted by arcticmac, on Nov 12, 2010 at 06:58 PM, in Developer Center
oh... cool. I was looking at pg 27, and it... 401 Views / 4 Replies  
oh... cool. I was looking at pg 27, and it wasn't helping cause I didn't know how to get there, but it looks like pg25/26 have the menu that lets you get there, so I guess I'm all set. Thanks!
Posted by arcticmac, on Jun 25, 2009 at 04:03 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
I couldn't find anything from kodak that is... 401 Views / 4 Replies  
I couldn't find anything from kodak that is useful to me - the manual says things like "press up/down to select setup", which isn't useful, because I can't see the screen to know where 'setup' is or...
Posted by arcticmac, on Jun 25, 2009 at 12:05 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Kodak EasyShare C530 menu help 401 Views / 4 Replies  
I recently acquired a C530 with a broken LCD (for free from a friend), and I was wondering if anyone here has one that works and would be willing to help me with menu navigation on mine - basically...
Posted by arcticmac, on Jun 24, 2009 at 06:12 PM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Say, that's like what it did for me, except I... 6,512 Views / 132 Replies  
Say, that's like what it did for me, except I took their warning not to interrupt the install seriously, and didn't force quit, and then it took 3 hours, and then the progress bar disappeared, and it...
Posted by arcticmac, on May 29, 2008 at 12:11 AM, in Mac OS X
did anyone else have the update take 3 hours? my... 6,512 Views / 132 Replies  
did anyone else have the update take 3 hours? my MacBook (new last fall) has been working on it for nearly 3.5 now, and not going anywhere fast.
Posted by arcticmac, on May 28, 2008 at 06:45 PM, in Mac OS X
MacPro waking at odd times 287 Views / 0 Replies  
I have my macbook power adapter and my MacPro plugged into the same power stip. The MacPro spends the day sleeping, and I generally leave the power adapter for the MacBook plugged in during the day,...
Posted by arcticmac, on Mar 11, 2008 at 02:37 PM, in Mac Desktops
ah yes, I suppose I could do that. I'd have to... 418 Views / 4 Replies  
ah yes, I suppose I could do that. I'd have to subclass the standard NSArrayController to do that, but I suppose it could be done...
Posted by arcticmac, on Dec 22, 2007 at 04:59 PM, in Developer Center
I like your theory. it sounds about like what I... 418 Views / 4 Replies  
I like your theory. it sounds about like what I was expecting. I'm not sure I like your solution, if simply for the reason that I'm trying to make it so the model class doesn't even need to know...
Posted by arcticmac, on Dec 22, 2007 at 03:56 AM, in Developer Center
a couple other exercises if you're interested 702 Views / 21 Replies  
a couple things they do at my school that sound like they'd be interesting are:

-write a virtual machine. it needs to implement things like a stack and basic memory operations IIRC.

-write a...
Posted by arcticmac, on Dec 22, 2007 at 01:50 AM, in Developer Center
Bindings and selected index 418 Views / 4 Replies  
I have an interface I'm working on where I'd like my model object to supply the data to a table view, but I'd also like to have it keep the selection index up to date.

SO.. I set up bindings, and...
Posted by arcticmac, on Dec 22, 2007 at 01:37 AM, in Developer Center
I don't think that's the case, but I'm not sure. ... 775 Views / 2 Replies  
I don't think that's the case, but I'm not sure. The solution I've come up with for now is to make a single view that draws snow and covers all screens that are connected, which works alright. It...
Posted by arcticmac, on Dec 16, 2007 at 09:33 PM, in Developer Center
ffmpeg is open sourcce. It knows how to read... 398 Views / 5 Replies  
ffmpeg is open sourcce. It knows how to read .flv files a lot better than probably anyone here. It's still a good place to start.
Posted by arcticmac, on Dec 14, 2007 at 02:35 PM, in Developer Center
Drawing performance? 775 Views / 2 Replies  
So, I'm working on a screensaver, which is intended to draw, of all things, snowflakes. I've loaded the flake image into a CGLayer, and then the drawing code looks something like this:

for (i=0;...
Posted by arcticmac, on Dec 14, 2007 at 07:12 AM, in Developer Center
just fyi 389 Views / 1 Replies  
Figured it out eventually. There's an NSDistributedNotification posted, named com.apple.screensaver.didstart when the screensaver's about to start (and a willend and didend as well at the appropriate...
Posted by arcticmac, on Dec 14, 2007 at 07:05 AM, in Developer Center
notification when screensaver starts 389 Views / 1 Replies  
So, I found a past thread about polling the system to see if a screensaver is running(other thread (http://forums.macnn.com/79/developer-center/83032/determine-whether-screensaver-is-running/))

Is...
Posted by arcticmac, on Dec 1, 2007 at 02:07 AM, in Developer Center
They can't. what they can do is make it so it'll... 692 Views / 8 Replies  
They can't. what they can do is make it so it'll only run on certain hardware though. Not that they've necessarily done that either, but...
Posted by arcticmac, on Nov 14, 2007 at 03:13 PM, in Mac OS X
SO, for those of you complaining about signing,... 28,169 Views / 242 Replies  
SO, for those of you complaining about signing, I've got something to try... not sure if it works, but... *.app/Contents/CodeResources is a big long plist with a bunch of data objects that have sha...
Posted by arcticmac, on Nov 9, 2007 at 05:28 AM, in GUI Customization
They're not code generated 28,169 Views / 242 Replies  
at UISF >1, they're code generated, but at 1.0, they're drawn using bitmap graphics in CoreUI's ArtFile.bin
Posted by arcticmac, on Nov 8, 2007 at 12:23 PM, in GUI Customization
have to stop debugging manually in xcode 315 Views / 0 Replies  
so, I seem to have somehow gotten my copy of xcode 3.0 stuck in a mode where I manually have to click stop every time I finish running the program. That is, even if I *QUIT* the program, and it...
Posted by arcticmac, on Nov 7, 2007 at 08:17 PM, in Developer Center
'er yes, but it's about five miles long, and it's... 1,429 Views / 23 Replies  
'er yes, but it's about five miles long, and it's not entirely clear what key in the xml does what. Obviously you can figure some of it out, (as demonstrated by my example above), but a lot of the...
Posted by arcticmac, on Nov 5, 2007 at 05:53 AM, in GUI Customization
the reason for the two versions of Extras.rsrc is... 28,169 Views / 242 Replies  
the reason for the two versions of Extras.rsrc is the differing endianness of the two platforms. I believe there's some difference in all the resources, but the frameworks for reading resource files...
Posted by arcticmac, on Nov 4, 2007 at 08:32 PM, in GUI Customization
someone may have already mentioned this, but it... 1,429 Views / 23 Replies  
someone may have already mentioned this, but it turns out CoreUI appears to only be used for UI scale factors other than 1. How do I know? well, I modified one of the XML files, and I get results:...
Posted by arcticmac, on Nov 4, 2007 at 08:13 PM, in GUI Customization
I can't get rooted mode to work in X11. I can't... 42,841 Views / 363 Replies  
I can't get rooted mode to work in X11. I can't get a lot of things to work in X11 for that matter, but right now rooted is the one I'm focusing on. Can anyone else confirm this?
Posted by arcticmac, on Oct 29, 2007 at 09:04 PM, in Mac OS X
AND... if you hold shift, it locks you to... 25,667 Views / 82 Replies  
AND... if you hold shift, it locks you to changing the size in one direction (whatever direction you change first after hitting shift), and if you hold option, it changes to center-based resizing,...
Posted by arcticmac, on Oct 29, 2007 at 08:52 PM, in Mac OS X
I'd even settle for the fan or the grid if they'd... 15,673 Views / 319 Replies  
I'd even settle for the fan or the grid if they'd just come up with a way to have it so that when I click a folder it opens that folder in the fan/grid instead of dumping me into the finder. And...
Posted by arcticmac, on Oct 29, 2007 at 08:42 PM, in Mac OS X
So, first and foremost, yes, it is a shame that... 516 Views / 6 Replies  
So, first and foremost, yes, it is a shame that RI got dropped... sorta. Except it only got dropped from userland. See, developers still have this nifty tool called QuartzDebug, which allows you to...
Posted by arcticmac, on Oct 27, 2007 at 09:40 PM, in Mac OS X
For me, the whole thing of hierarchical... 15,673 Views / 319 Replies  
For me, the whole thing of hierarchical navigation is part of the thought process. For example, say I want to launch an app. It's almost more of a "let see, I want to edit a photo. Okay, here's a...
Posted by arcticmac, on Oct 27, 2007 at 09:29 PM, in Mac OS X
next question, as requested 1,458 Views / 23 Replies  
why did they change the installer files to be xar packages?
Posted by arcticmac, on Oct 26, 2007 at 10:47 PM, in Mac OS X
Um... NO. Go read the DTD, and then come back... 9,626 Views / 19 Replies  
Um... NO. Go read the DTD, and then come back and tell me again that it doesn't *specifically state* that the style tag is allowed ONLY inside the head element.

Just thought I'd clarify...
Posted by arcticmac, on Aug 5, 2007 at 01:24 AM, in Developer Center
one could open com.apple.finder.plist and change... 1,000 Views / 6 Replies  
one could open com.apple.finder.plist and change the desktop font size to like... 1. (0 results in the system default, which is usually 12)
Posted by arcticmac, on Jul 11, 2007 at 01:28 AM, in GUI Customization
one could probably slap something together in... 889 Views / 2 Replies  
one could probably slap something together in quartz composer pretty fast... if one knew what one was doing. which I don't, really.
Posted by arcticmac, on Jul 11, 2007 at 12:43 AM, in GUI Customization
nice guess... have you actually tried it though? 6,392 Views / 27 Replies  
nice guess... have you actually tried it though?
Posted by arcticmac, on Jul 2, 2007 at 10:17 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
nice guess... have you actually tried it though? 6,392 Views / 27 Replies  
nice guess... have you actually tried it though?
Posted by arcticmac, on Jul 2, 2007 at 10:07 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
just out of curiosity, what happens when one... 6,392 Views / 27 Replies  
just out of curiosity, what happens when one checks the "Deactivate automatic synchronization for all iPhones" checkbox in the iTunes Prefs (under iPhone, obviously)?
Posted by arcticmac, on Jul 2, 2007 at 09:33 AM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
oh, and for whoever asked about testing 3.0 with... 3,877 Views / 268 Replies  
oh, and for whoever asked about testing 3.0 with 2.x, I think it should work to install 3.0 (522.x), and then download a recent build of 419.x from webkit.org - basically v. 2.x. Haven't actually...
Posted by arcticmac, on Jun 11, 2007 at 04:19 PM, in Applications
Installs: version 522.10.1 of WebKit (10.4.9... 3,877 Views / 268 Replies  
Installs:
version 522.10.1 of WebKit (10.4.9 comes with 419)
updated version of JavaScriptCore (522.10 over 418.3 - incidentally, JSC appears to now get its own home in /System/Library/Frameworks/...
Posted by arcticmac, on Jun 11, 2007 at 02:56 PM, in Applications
getting testy comes from two consecutive... 317 Views / 6 Replies  
getting testy comes from two consecutive responses that were not at all constructive (with respect to solving the issue at hand). and thank you for changing it to something better (that is, the...
Posted by arcticmac, on May 21, 2007 at 03:04 PM, in Applications
sorry you don't like it. But as you well know, I... 317 Views / 6 Replies  
sorry you don't like it. But as you well know, I can't change it, and I thought it wasn't too bad, since X11 is giving me crap... so lay off.

Generally I'm not, but that's entirely beside the...
Posted by arcticmac, on May 21, 2007 at 02:04 PM, in Applications
X11 Giving Me Problems (crap) 317 Views / 6 Replies  
So, I'm running X11 rooted and using ctwm as my window system. And it's good and I like it, mostly. But I like to leave it running for long periods of time, and after a while the Xwindow server...
Posted by arcticmac, on May 21, 2007 at 12:00 PM, in Applications
Two things to try. First, try making sure... 676 Views / 7 Replies  
Two things to try.

First, try making sure the direcory doesn't have a "contents" directory inside of it. That tends to make the Finder treat it as a package.

The other thing to try would be to...
Posted by arcticmac, on Apr 16, 2007 at 11:27 PM, in Developer Center
The way it's historically been done is to offer a... 4,600 Views / 16 Replies  
The way it's historically been done is to offer a media exchange program for customers who purchased a new Mac or a copy of the prior version of Mac OS after the announcement date (where the...
Posted by arcticmac, on Apr 6, 2007 at 08:46 PM, in Mac OS X
FYI, netbooting requires a netboot server to be... 718 Views / 15 Replies  
FYI, netbooting requires a netboot server to be running on the network. I understand that such a server can be run from Mac OS X Server, and there are options available for various other OSes, but...
Posted by arcticmac, on Apr 6, 2007 at 08:35 PM, in Mac OS X
also look here... this site has some real... 6,681 Views / 17 Replies  
also look here... this site has some real downloads.
Ben's Homepage (http://benboldt.spymac.com/)
Posted by arcticmac, on Mar 31, 2007 at 11:22 PM, in GUI Customization
just for kicks, is your iTunes library linked to... 408 Views / 7 Replies  
just for kicks, is your iTunes library linked to the originals or the copies? (control-click on a track in iTunes and select "show in finder").
Posted by arcticmac, on Mar 29, 2007 at 05:28 PM, in Mac OS X
probably from a leopard developer build. 892 Views / 4 Replies  
probably from a leopard developer build.
Posted by arcticmac, on Mar 26, 2007 at 10:51 AM, in GUI Customization
my favorite one is the javascript hack for css,... 351 Views / 2 Replies  
my favorite one is the javascript hack for css, which allows you to first set a regular value (for other browsers) and then (somewhere after it in the file) set width: expression() - with some...
Posted by arcticmac, on Mar 25, 2007 at 07:01 PM, in Developer Center
why not just use fprintf() if you're just... 388 Views / 4 Replies  
why not just use fprintf() if you're just printing straight char stuff to files? I always found c++'s file streams or whatever they're called to be crazy anyhow. ('course, I only looked at 'em for...
Posted by arcticmac, on Mar 25, 2007 at 06:56 PM, in Developer Center
true. the advantage of split is that it works on... 532 Views / 6 Replies  
true. the advantage of split is that it works on any file, not just disk images. of course, you could encapsulate the other file in a disk image...
Posted by arcticmac, on Mar 25, 2007 at 06:49 PM, in Mac OS X
reasons not to shut down: 1. waking from sleep... 843 Views / 21 Replies  
reasons not to shut down:
1. waking from sleep is WAY faster
2. it's better for the electronics not to go through the dramatic temperature cycle involved in a cold start unless it's going to be a...
Posted by arcticmac, on Mar 25, 2007 at 12:23 AM, in Mac OS X
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