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Remember that the beige G3 systems have the 8GB... 437 Views / 3 Replies  
Remember that the beige G3 systems have the 8GB limitation, where the OS X install partition must be completely within the first 8GB of the drive you install it on. Otherwise the firmware can't see...
Posted by normyzo, on Nov 27, 2005 at 05:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
The reason Be OS was so SMP-aware was that... 666 Views / 12 Replies  
The reason Be OS was so SMP-aware was that multi-threading was a core premise of the OS. It was specifically written to be as multi-threaded as possible, and the Be OS toolkits/APIs greatly...
Posted by normyzo, on Jul 27, 2004 at 09:28 AM, in Applications
For some reason, I can't get any video on reboot.... 2,278 Views / 52 Replies  
For some reason, I can't get any video on reboot. I install XPostFacto in OS 9, open it up, click reboot, but nothing happens and no video. I've tried with both internal video and a Rage 128 PCI...
Posted by normyzo, on Apr 5, 2004 at 10:43 AM, in Mac OS X
FYI, Patrick made the inline editing stuff work... 1,815 Views / 43 Replies  
FYI, Patrick made the inline editing stuff work yesterday.

Picture (http://www.iceni.org/~dan/on-the-spot.jpg)

Dan
Posted by normyzo, on Jan 10, 2004 at 11:31 PM, in Applications
But best of all, its NATIVE. Its a... 1,815 Views / 43 Replies  
But best of all, its NATIVE. Its a double-clickable bundle, and the only thing it doesn't do right now is Copy & Paste, which will be fixed this month or early next.

The OpenOffice.org on OS X...
Posted by normyzo, on Jan 7, 2004 at 03:51 PM, in Applications
It looks like, even if they _are_ using native... 12,800 Views / 22 Replies  
It looks like, even if they _are_ using native Aqua controls, they still aren't letting the controls themselves draw the text. Note how the text in the popup menu in that screenshot is...
Posted by normyzo, on Jan 2, 2004 at 11:25 AM, in Applications
Please, dear God, does anyone have some... 12,800 Views / 22 Replies  
Please, dear God, does anyone have some binaries???

I must partially eat my words, it looks pretty good at this point in time, but until I get my hands on some binaries I won't know how functional...
Posted by normyzo, on Jan 2, 2004 at 12:31 AM, in Applications
I think that, in their euphoria, people are... 12,800 Views / 22 Replies  
I think that, in their euphoria, people are underestimating the amount of work it takes to port an office suite to OS X, even if it _does_ have a semi-native toolkit to use. There are nice things...
Posted by normyzo, on Jan 1, 2004 at 02:07 AM, in Applications
There are a number of alternatives: ... 957 Views / 11 Replies  
There are a number of alternatives:

NeoOffice/J (http://www.planamesa.com/neojava/en/index.php)
Is native, does NOT require X11, a regular .app based off OpenOffice.org 1.0.3. Free.

Office...
Posted by normyzo, on Dec 13, 2003 at 11:37 PM, in Applications
Yes, you'll need to download the OS 9 LaserWriter... 5,073 Views / 86 Replies  
Yes, you'll need to download the OS 9 LaserWriter utility and set the printer to have an IP address. Unfortunately, there is no software that I know of that will do this in OS X, since Apple stopped...
Posted by normyzo, on Dec 8, 2003 at 12:52 AM, in Mac OS X
Did you try simple things like opening a sheet or... 6,349 Views / 39 Replies  
Did you try simple things like opening a sheet or Finder windows, or overall snappyness? I know, I know, but it *is* crisper and snappier than Jag.
Posted by normyzo, on Oct 22, 2003 at 11:50 PM, in Mac OS X
Can you post the last _10_ lines of output? This... 248 Views / 2 Replies  
Can you post the last _10_ lines of output? This is still the make output and is not the real error. We'll need a bit more of the log.
Posted by normyzo, on Oct 8, 2003 at 10:28 PM, in Mac OS X
I did the whole works too with mine, like setting... 719 Views / 11 Replies  
I did the whole works too with mine, like setting the Energy Saver settings to never go to sleep, removing all but 1 stick of RAM, zapping PRAM a lot of times, clearing out OpenFirmware, etc. I...
Posted by normyzo, on Oct 7, 2003 at 10:38 AM, in Mac OS X
asxless is right, even one developer full-time or... 2,827 Views / 29 Replies  
asxless is right, even one developer full-time or loan of equipment like a G5 to either or one of the current developers would speed things up greatly. Who-ever mentioned 50-100 developers earlier,...
Posted by normyzo, on Oct 5, 2003 at 08:57 PM, in Applications
Just fine here with a Server G3/300, 768MB and a... 719 Views / 11 Replies  
Just fine here with a Server G3/300, 768MB and a UW SCSI card attached to an Atlas 10k. I must note that I have a Revision _A_ ROM, which seems to have caused people some problems, but not me. I've...
Posted by normyzo, on Oct 5, 2003 at 08:44 PM, in Mac OS X
Officially, yes, it could be early 2005 before an... 2,827 Views / 29 Replies  
Officially, yes, it could be early 2005 before an "OpenOffice.org" Aqua version comes out, but that's a full tested end-user release. There will most likely be developer, alpha, and beta release...
Posted by normyzo, on Oct 5, 2003 at 01:23 AM, in Applications
Have you tried zapping the PRAM a couple times? ... 1,133 Views / 11 Replies  
Have you tried zapping the PRAM a couple times? Some monitor settings get stored there.
Posted by normyzo, on Oct 5, 2003 at 01:06 AM, in Mac OS X
Hi, Are you using the Apple X11 or XFree86? ... 454 Views / 3 Replies  
Hi,

Are you using the Apple X11 or XFree86?

Also, do you have the BSD layer installed (if not, you can install it with your Mac OS X CDs).

Next, if you could do the following and report what...
Posted by normyzo, on Sep 2, 2003 at 11:02 PM, in Applications
Buggy and imcomplete, not for lack of trying... 4,147 Views / 83 Replies  
Buggy and imcomplete, not for lack of trying though... While I would love to start over and make a ground-up, Mac office suite, most people here (moki probably excluded) would grossly underestimate...
Posted by normyzo, on Sep 2, 2003 at 01:10 AM, in Applications
Moki, OOo supports many more languages than... 4,147 Views / 83 Replies  
Moki,

OOo supports many more languages than MS Office. That's #1. 1.1 (just now working on Mac) supports Hebrew and many others through BiDi language support.

Next, the reason I started...
Posted by normyzo, on Aug 31, 2003 at 12:46 PM, in Applications
Can you post some screenshots? As an... 1,623 Views / 22 Replies  
Can you post some screenshots? As an office-suite contributor I'm curious how far AbiWord Cocoa has gotten...

Dan
Posted by normyzo, on Aug 30, 2003 at 02:25 PM, in Applications
asxless is correct, Patrick was the original Sun... 4,147 Views / 83 Replies  
asxless is correct, Patrick was the original Sun engineer tasked with brining OOo to Mac OS X in 1999-2000. Unfortunately for him, OS X sucked big time then.

And in my email to the register, I...
Posted by normyzo, on Aug 30, 2003 at 02:22 PM, in Applications
Where did you get one for $75????? eBay has... 709 Views / 9 Replies  
Where did you get one for $75????? eBay has been around $120 for a long time now, was $160 earlier this year...

I've got a dead B&W that simply turns on, no chime, just fans and light. I've...
Posted by normyzo, on Aug 30, 2003 at 09:27 AM, in Mac Desktops
Actually, I've met a few of them, and many of... 940 Views / 23 Replies  
Actually, I've met a few of them, and many of them used Macs and many still do. They don't hate Macs at all, they just aren't getting paid to make StarOffice work on them right now. Take that up...
Posted by normyzo, on Aug 22, 2003 at 11:28 PM, in Applications
Well, it does. But TE's support is very simple,... 940 Views / 23 Replies  
Well, it does. But TE's support is very simple, nothing like tables or more complicated things. And that is a limitation in my book...

Dan
Posted by normyzo, on Aug 22, 2003 at 11:25 PM, in Applications
Fer chrissake, I just got done with 3 CDs worth... 14,967 Views / 160 Replies  
Fer chrissake, I just got done with 3 CDs worth of segments for the last build, and now I've got to get another one to test my apps against. Its almost a joke to be an ADC member getting the seeds,...
Posted by normyzo, on Aug 22, 2003 at 12:56 AM, in Mac OS X
A message from part of the dev team... Two... 940 Views / 23 Replies  
A message from part of the dev team...

Two points to start with. First, the reason for the delay is that talks with the Sun engineers in Hamburg have been somewhat less than productive. They are...
Posted by normyzo, on Aug 22, 2003 at 12:41 AM, in Applications
ColdFusion is actually quite good, its got an... 585 Views / 8 Replies  
ColdFusion is actually quite good, its got an easy syntax to learn, and quite a lot of commands. Its a very straightforward way to program a dynamic website backed by SQL databases.

Against PHP,...
Posted by normyzo, on Aug 14, 2003 at 09:08 AM, in Applications
This is probably just the result of compositing. ... 14,723 Views / 213 Replies  
This is probably just the result of compositing. Since IB, Cocoa, and Carbon (HIToolbox) now allow compositing of interface elements, all you need to do is to draw the tab box's background with...
Posted by normyzo, on Aug 7, 2003 at 07:18 PM, in Mac OS X
Scott, I had a problem with Canon's drivers... 929 Views / 14 Replies  
Scott,

I had a problem with Canon's drivers where I could not even print a _Blank_ PDF generated with OOo to the printer. The error lay somewhere in PrintJobMgr which returned an error #, but...
Posted by normyzo, on Aug 1, 2003 at 03:26 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: OpenOffice.org 1.1 for OS X & Darwin 727 Views / 12 Replies  
Well, we've already got the NeoOffice project in mostly-Aqua mode, but lots needs to be done. Now that 1.1 is up, we're going to be going faster. Later this summer we'll have some alphas or...
Posted by normyzo, on Jul 30, 2003 at 10:10 PM, in Applications
He's right, I have nothing to do with... 727 Views / 12 Replies  
He's right, I have nothing to do with StarDivision. I am not paid by Sun/Star. OOo is free.

In any case, there will probably be binaries in the near future of a stock 1.1 distribution for the...
Posted by normyzo, on Jul 30, 2003 at 05:48 PM, in Applications
OpenOffice.org 1.1 for OS X & Darwin 727 Views / 12 Replies  
Hi,

I've generated and posted the final patch set for compiling OpenOffice.org 1.1 RC3 for X11. See Issue # 17274 for all the patches if anyone wants to try it themselves. These patches will...
Posted by normyzo, on Jul 30, 2003 at 03:29 PM, in Applications
Prebindings for any executable get updated upon... 492 Views / 6 Replies  
Prebindings for any executable get updated upon launch of the executable in 10.2, if it needs it. That might be where you're seeing it from. And you never know, it might hang for god knows what...
Posted by normyzo, on Jul 22, 2003 at 12:01 AM, in Mac OS X
1.1, which we just got building this weekend,... 1,122 Views / 23 Replies  
1.1, which we just got building this weekend, addresses some of the startup speed concerns. I've gotten launch times for 1.0.3 down to 8 seconds on my Dual G4/450 using a quicklauncher. (which...
Posted by normyzo, on Jul 14, 2003 at 02:51 PM, in Applications
In the mean time, over the past weekend we got... 1,122 Views / 23 Replies  
In the mean time, over the past weekend we got OpenOffice.org 1.1rc2 built for OS X using gcc 3.3. This is a HUGE thing for us, since it greatly decreases our build times. It also clears up a bunch...
Posted by normyzo, on Jul 14, 2003 at 10:44 AM, in Applications
Re: Re: Open Office is great 1,122 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi,

At this point, the printing code for NeoOffice/J is unimplemented. There is currently no printing support. Ed was going to work on that this weekend, and Patrick fixed the font size so you...
Posted by normyzo, on Jul 14, 2003 at 10:40 AM, in Applications
Regardless of what the PPC 970 chip actually can... 1,079 Views / 13 Replies  
Regardless of what the PPC 970 chip actually can address internally, you CAN stick 8GB of RAM in the machines. That is in the official spec.

Guess what that means? The machines can address at...
Posted by normyzo, on Jul 13, 2003 at 10:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
I'd really like to see KOffice with the Qt/Mac... 1,996 Views / 35 Replies  
I'd really like to see KOffice with the Qt/Mac port running. However, OpenOffice.org has the best MS Office filters outside Microsoft since there are a bunch of guys paid to make sure they are the...
Posted by normyzo, on Jul 7, 2003 at 12:51 PM, in Applications
Yep, the server is on DSL with 15k uplink. If... 332 Views / 2 Replies  
Yep, the server is on DSL with 15k uplink. If you want to host a mirror (that would be great!) contact me at:

fa@ooo (replace the ooo with the program I work on :)

Thanks!
Dan
Posted by normyzo, on Jul 2, 2003 at 11:15 PM, in Applications
Need testers for OpenOffice.org ODBC support 332 Views / 2 Replies  
Hi,

Just got ODBC support patched. If you're at all interested in using ODBC support in OpenOffice.org, then head on over to:
...
Posted by normyzo, on Jul 2, 2003 at 03:36 PM, in Applications
Hi, Actually, the NeoOffice/J (J for Java)... 1,122 Views / 23 Replies  
Hi,

Actually, the NeoOffice/J (J for Java) is really the same speed as the others. I really don't understand why Mac people don't like java (well, except for MRJ :), but its important to note...
Posted by normyzo, on Jun 24, 2003 at 03:28 PM, in Applications
Well, even between 10.2.x releases things got... 567 Views / 4 Replies  
Well, even between 10.2.x releases things got changed and fixed. For example, some Control Manager calls didn't work with HIView stuff at all. You could not call CreatePushButtonControl() with a...
Posted by normyzo, on Jun 11, 2003 at 02:32 PM, in Mac OS X
Guys, That should be the output file to be... 598 Views / 7 Replies  
Guys,

That should be the output file to be used with gprof (IIRC) which is a code profiler. Profilers tell you how long your programs spends in each procedure, allowing you to target...
Posted by normyzo, on May 29, 2003 at 11:33 PM, in Mac OS X
eno, can you give us a ps -aux too? that... 5,239 Views / 78 Replies  
eno, can you give us a ps -aux too?

that does seem like a lot of swap files and a lot of memory used, but if you have a lot of programs/processes open that would explain it. If, on the other...
Posted by normyzo, on May 21, 2003 at 12:08 PM, in Mac OS X
There was a Macworld article a while ago about... 1,873 Views / 13 Replies  
There was a Macworld article a while ago about the company that did that port, a Swiss company called Quix Computerware, AG. They had the thing working on Firepower boxes, minus Sound Manager and...
Posted by normyzo, on May 19, 2003 at 05:21 PM, in Mac OS X
For example, the RS/6000 43P I have lying around... 1,873 Views / 13 Replies  
For example, the RS/6000 43P I have lying around could run it, but since no PowerMac has ever been a CHRP (Common Hardware Reference Platform) or PReP (PowerPC Reference Platform) box (though some...
Posted by normyzo, on May 19, 2003 at 12:05 AM, in Mac OS X
iTunes usually doesn't stutter for me unless I'm... 1,097 Views / 30 Replies  
iTunes usually doesn't stutter for me unless I'm doing heavy disk activity like playing QT movies or doing compiles in the background. Then it usually cuts out for a couple seconds. Of note is that...
Posted by normyzo, on May 17, 2003 at 12:19 PM, in Applications
Just came off high-speed Ethernet connection down... 491 Views / 5 Replies  
Just came off high-speed Ethernet connection down to 56k, have 10.2.6, and I don't notice any problems so far.

Of note is that I've had massive issues since 10.0.x -> 10.1.x -> 10.2.x with PPP. ...
Posted by normyzo, on May 12, 2003 at 12:20 PM, in Mac OS X
G4 Dual 450 768MB Radeon 8500 @ 230/230... 5,216 Views / 149 Replies  
G4 Dual 450
768MB
Radeon 8500 @ 230/230 (flashed powercolor)
800x600x32
Default detail

While its not "pretty", it _certainly_ is playable on this machine. And this thing only has 2x AGP...
Posted by normyzo, on May 8, 2003 at 11:05 AM, in Gaming
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