User Extensions/Externals

Graham & Heather Harrison crw at
Mon May 3 09:29:00 EDT 2010

Having exhausted all conceivable testing scenarios (including suggestions from this list, available lessons and tutorials) to get rev to recognise Shao Sean's ssMacWindows external, I was forced to confront the Sherlock Holmesian alternative that the problem might lie with ssMacWindows. A long search finally found another external written for Mac OS X (EnhancedQT from bluemango) which worked under the first method I tried.

Whether ssMacWindows has a problem with rev 4.0.0, or Mac OS X 10.6.3 I can't say, and I have not found a way to contact Shao Sean; there is no link on his web site. Can anyone help me with contact information, or who best to ask at Rev?

Jacque, you said that externals were difficult, and that there is a (steep) learning curve for rev. That is proving true for  me because I am using the latest version of rev, on the latest Mac OS X. I am finding that the documentation, examples and lessons are written for older OS's and older rev's. In fact I would not be surprised if was easier to learn rev on a G5 PPC running Tiger (or Leopard perhaps), and a previous release of rev. But putting that aside, I have long held the opinion that you can't know a program properly until you try to fix it when it goes wrong, so this has been an excellent learning experience, and the curve has flattened out a tad.

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