M1 Mac possible problem
bogdanoff at me.com
Fri Sep 10 13:12:16 EDT 2021
Thanks Matthias, Bernard, and Mark!
I’m seeing that the issue is probably not processor related. Bernard on an M1 didn’t have trouble. Matthias on Intel did, as well as Mark who didn’t specify what he had—but the bad results do mirror exactly what the Chinese user was seeing on her M1.
The final card that becomes unresponsive is because of a semi-opaque overlay that’s a setup for a license activation group to show on top. At that point the program is trying to read a local file that contains the current license info—if the local license file doesn’t exist (new user), it will load the license group with a field to enter a key, or the user can choose to continue with the free limited version. The script is seeming to stop around that point.
I’ve been trying to make the problem show for me, including what Matthias suggested—running it from the installer which does seem to work normally. I also tried deleting the pref file containing language and location choices that was written at the opening, in hopes of narrowing it down to an inability to write or read a file from the pref folder in the library. Deleting the pref file caused a script error that shows the standard LC error dialog added by the installer, so it’s not that.
So apparently something in my script is failing to complete for some users. This was built with LC 9.6.1. I’ll work on it more…
> On Sep 10, 2021, at 4:45 AM, matthias rebbe via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com> wrote:
> Dear Peter,
> i have not an M1, but am always interested what can be produced with LC.
> I tested your program and noticed that although i switched to English and World i see a button with chinese text on the next page.
> Regarding your problem.
> Is it possible by any change that your user is running the app from mounted DMG? At least then it does not go any further after pressing the button with chinese text. The next card, which displays J.S Bach i think, comes up, but the menu in the middle is greyed out and the program stops.
> When quitting it still prompts if you want to quit. But none of the menu entries work.
>> Am 10.09.2021 um 07:56 schrieb Peter Bogdanoff via use-livecode <use-livecode at lists.runrev.com>:
>> A particular user of my Music In the Air program is having trouble with it running correctly; a card fails to load the data to go ahead. She is in China and is using an M1 Mac, neither of which I have access to directly.
>> Would someone who has an M1 try running it and letting me know what happens?
>> https://artsinteractive-products.s3.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/MITA/TestVersion/MITA-installer-mac-china.dmg <https://artsinteractive-products.s3.us-west-1.amazonaws.com/MITA/TestVersion/MITA-installer-mac-china.dmg>
>> This is a limited demo version, otherwise fully functional, and will be initially in Chinese, but there is an English choice at the startup.
>> Thanks very much, and you can let me know off list what happens.
>> Peter Bogdanoff
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