MacOS X icon test

I found a package for creating Apple icns files (libicns), so I can create
icons for the Mac build locally now. I’ve uploaded a test build which contains
the icns file I created:

nomic.net/~uckelman/tmp/vass … macosx.dmg

Mac users, please try this and let me know the following:

  1. Does the DMG have the “V” icon?
  2. Does the icon show up in the dock when the Module Manager is running?
  3. Does the icon show up in the dock when the Player or Editor is running?
  4. Is there anything else odd going on?

This seems to be a Mac only problem, it works fine on Windows.

B.


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Hi. 10.5 here. Unfortunately, this version crashes on opening, so I can’t comment on 2 or 3, but the app has the V icon. The disk image is a generic icon.

Thus spake “Rodney Kinney”:

Is that usual, or not? I think I can set the DMG to have a different icon.

This is the first I’ve heard of this. How long has it been since anyone
ran a current build on a Mac?


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Based on the errorLog, it is failing on the line I added

fileMenu.add(mm.addKey(“Prefs.edit_preferences”));

to add the Preferences option to the File menu, so it will just be this build.

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Thus spake Joel Uckelman:

I found the problem. The Preferences item was being improperly added to the
Module Manager File menu. This was from earlier in the week. Fixed in
trunk@4763.

Give the build I just uploaded (svn4764) a try.


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On Jan 8, 2009, at 3:05 AM, Joel Uckelman wrote:

Not to beat the dead horse, but the Mac UI standard is to have the
“Preferences…” editing menu item in the application menu and not in
the File menu.


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Thus spake Thomas Russ:

Are you saying that the Preferences menu item is appearing in the File
menu with svn4746 on a Mac? (I.e., are you saying that the way it is
right now is wrong, or is this just a reminder of the standard?)


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Thus spake Joel Uckelman:

Sorry, I mean svn4766.


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On Jan 8, 2009, at 8:49 AM, Joel Uckelman wrote:

Sorry, I spoke before looking at the application. I just saw the
message about adding the File menu.

The current svn4766 behavior with respect to preferences is absolutely
correct. It is exactly where it should be.

I apologize again for the confusion.


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Thus spake Thomas Russ:

Ok, good. I thought we had that problem worked out.

Could you comment the remaining questions I have:

  1. The DMG has the default icon for DMG files. Is that customary for DMGs,
    or would you expect a DMG to have an app-specific icon?

  2. Do you get the correct icon everywhere (dock, titlebar, etc.) for the
    Player and Editor after launching them from the Module Manager?


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On Jan 8, 2009, at 9:04 AM, Joel Uckelman wrote:

I would expect to see a standard DMG icon.

In fact, I would prefer that, since it makes it easy to spot the
virtual disks. I think disk-specific icons are a bit too cutesy, and
obscure rather than communicate information.

But others may have a different aesthetic and information content take
on this.

See other thread.


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4776 works fine now. I agree with tar. A generic disk image is preferable and the norm.

As per tar’s comments on the other thread, the icon appears for the player, editor, and manager, but the icon for the player and editor has a white background that should be transparent.