OT: News flash: Eudora users and Forking Resources
stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Sat Mar 22 13:27:01 CDT 2008
I know there are a few diehard Eudora users out there on this list,
struggling with it breaking big time under Leopard.
apparently OSX 10.5 is not updating resource forks properly anymore,
and many Eudora clients are set up to use them for their TOC. What a
mess. This is why the windoze users didn't have a problem with this
aging app. In the days of HC, I remember resource forks being the
coolest thing - you could hide xcmds, xfcns, text, pictures, code,
anything there, and ResCopy and ResEdit being essential tools for
The symptoms include subject lines in listing not matching actual
messages, headers missing, wonky sorting, nonsense listings.
If you still want to keep using Eudora under Leopard, I'd suggest
clicking the checkbox in settings that says "Use Old Style ".TOC"
files.". It keeps the files neat and tidy, but I remember a long
time ago at the introduction of OSX that resource files would be not
supported in the future. Yet it was a default to use resource forks
for TOC with new versions of Eudora for OSX.
I wish I had known this before upgrading to Leopard. Some messages
I'm about to check the resource fork functions in rev...(yes they're
I assume they're there for legacy reasons.
s a n f r a n c i s c o
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