OS 10.3 no launch Rev docs -- apple script ???

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Tue Nov 11 12:08:51 CST 2003

Brian Thomas wrote:

> A number of beta testers reported problems with the Monks document
> not launching at first such as this:
> "1) After doing the install on os x (10.2.8) I got a dialog saying that no
> application was selected to open the "If Monks Had Macs" document. I
> played around with Sophie and the next time I tried double clicking the
> IMHM document the app opened without problems. There is something wrong
> here."
> I figured out how to solve this on OS 10.2 by having the
> Installermaker installer automatically launch first the application
> and then, once the application was open, it automatically launched
> the Monks document and the System handled this correctly.  This does
> not work in 10.3 The system just reports:
> "There is no default application specified to open the document "If
> Monks had Macs"
> cancel     choose application
> Our app, of course, is not on the approved list.

This sounds like an installer issue, or possibly an OS issue.  If you can
verify (ResEdit) that the type and creator code of the installed file are
set properly, and if the file name exension matches the value described in
your info.plist, then it would seem your file's good and the installer has
not monkeyed with your creator code, leaving the OS as the culprit.

If it is the OS, the problem should be evident with at least some other
apps.  Try checking the Apple support discussion forums to see if others are
reporting this among the many critical errors reported in v10.3.

You may be able to work around it, but if maintaining appropriate file type
associations is among the other problems frustrating folks with 10.3 (I'm
waiting for v10.3.1 in light of the many reports) you can rest assured that
Apple will recognize that as critical and issue a patch ASAP.

 Richard Gaskin 
 Fourth World Media Corporation
 Ambassador at FourthWorld.com       http://www.FourthWorld.com
 Tel: 323-225-3717                       AIM: FourthWorldInc

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