OT-distribution to MAC OS 9.1 users

Sivakatirswami katir at hindu.org
Sun Jan 23 21:59:21 EST 2005

Aloha, Sarah:

Thanks for the help.. catch 22.. Rev's build-in gzip compression only 
works if the user has some form of Revolution functional their system 
and to send them that requires some form of compressed file format...

at any rate, he found his old installation disks and an old copy of 
Stuffit expander. And Ben Fisher sent me a copy of stuffIt I will keep 
in our OS9 software archives for the future.

But, after this experience, and the amount of support time involved,  
definitely you are quite right: building in a update download script to 
transparently fetch a gzip file from an existing version of 
audio_transcriber.rev (versus telling them to trash the old version and 
go to the web.)  is the way to go.

  I just have to get my head around the issue of there already being a 
file with the same name ("audio_transcriber.rev"... which would be the 
old version *and* currently open stack) in the same folder into which 
one would want to have the new version be saved and decompressed, and 
still have the same file name as my splash screen "HA_Stack_Player.app" 
  the stand alone which drives other stacks... already has that 
file/path name stored in a favorites/preferences file...  I don't know 
what would happen if the new version replaced the old version on disk 
with the old version still open in memory in Rev? I have a auto save 
function on close stack... so the old version might just over write the 
newly decompressed file...

I'm in new territory here with no flash light.

Thanks for suggestion.

Himalayan Academy Publications
at Kauai's Hindu Monastery
katir at hindu.org


On Jan 23, 2005, at 1:59 PM, Sarah Reichelt wrote:

> On 24 Jan 2005, at 6:56 am, Sivakatirswami wrote:
>> I'm in a pickle... I upgraded a stack that I need to distribute to a 
>> mac user still running OS 9.1. Now, in the meantime, it seems they 
>> inadvertently did housekeeping and trashed their old version of 
>> STuffit Expander... Now there is no compressed format that I know of 
>> that I can use to email them the file or post for download from the 
>> net. I usually use zipped files, but for these old OS users I emailed 
>> them .sit files.  Now they cannot open the .sit files and I cannot 
>> find a download for STuffitExpander 6.5 or 7.03 anywhere on the net. 
>> Version tracker's download links for the old versions are "dead"
>> I tried just emailing them the .rev file, but though it *appears* to 
>> open fine from my OS 9 standalone splash screen engine, menu items 
>> that should open substacks are not working (the substack doesn't 
>> open) which I can only guess, is due to corruption of the stack in 
>> passing through email uncompressed...
>> Any clue on how to proceed from here? Meanwhile back to search for 
>> some location on the internet where and old copy of StuffItExpander 
>> is still available.
>> Or, just email me a copy of STuffitExpander (6.5 or 7) if you have 
>> one...
>> Thanks!
> I would recommend using Rev's built-in gzip compression, but if you 
> want it, I have Stuffit Expander 6.0 and can email you a copy.
> Sarah

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