Snow Alert!
Friday, September 4, 2009 at 1:57PM
Captain Rtfb in Mac, Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard was released last week. After upgrading the OS X machines in our DutchTechies compound to Snow Leopard some of our applications stopped working.

What was the reason for this mayor update from Apple? At the keynote they shouted "Snow Leopard takes up less than half the disk space of the previous version, freeing about 7GB for you" - yeah right! They removed the support for the Motorola processor machines, all system files and all programs were dual installed before, until the Snow arrived. So freeing 7GB is easy, but please be honest about the reason, Apple!

We got stuck with several programs which are not working anymore with Snow Leopard. Please check if you are depending on these before installing 10.6:


Cyberduck    Crashes in Snow Leopard. The author immediately released a new beta. This Beta works again!


TrueCrypt    Not working. Some people advise to force the application to run in Rosetta-mode. But Rosette didn't help us. NOT WORKING!


gpgMail        Not working. The application was using 'forbidden Api's', which are now blocked by Apple. Apple's Mail automatically moves the plugin out of the plugin folder to have it disabled. No secure mail at this moment for us... NOT WORKING!

GroupDav        iCal 4.0 won't connect anymore to GroupDav.php   Unclear wat was changed. NOT WORKING!

MacPorts        Macports stopped working, but there is a update available already. Just 'sudo ports -v selfupdate' .


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