After several weeks of development, our OS X edition of Bible Analyzer is available for beta testing. It is a fully native Mac app and does not need any emulator or "Crossover" type software installed to operate. It has essentially all the features and capabilities of the Windows edition. Including,
- Text-To Speech
Auto scrolling of the BIble Window with TTS and Audio Bible (Scourby, etc.)
Playing of Audio (Midi/Mp3 Hymns, etc.)
Plus all searching, statistical, word list, etc. functions
Details of the Mac App
The Bible Analyzer OS X app was developed on a Mac Mini (2009) with OS X 10.5, a dual core Intel processor, and 4MB of ram. The resulting app theoretically should run on any installation of 10.5+ with an Intel or PowerPC processor with at least 1MB of ram. It also is very likely to run on a 10.3 and 10.4 OS X installation, but this is yet to be determined.
The Bible Analyzer 4 package is placed in a Package File (.PKG). This is necessary rather than simply placing the application bundle in a DMG because the modules must be installed in the proper folders and a PKG setup file can do that.
Upon installation when running the Bible Analyzer 4 beta package, the files are installed as such,
The Bible Analyzer app itself is placed in the normal
The Modules and quotes.txt file are placed in the
/Library/Application Support/Bible Analyzer and
/Library/Application Support/Bible Analyzer/Modules folders
All user files (configuration, layout, etc.) are placed upon first run in the
/USER/Library/Application Support/Bible Analyzer folder A
/USER/Library/Application Support/Bible Analyzer/Modules folder is also created for user made modules.
Testing and Reporting of Issues
Anyone can download and test the beta edition. We ask that you use this forum for the reporting of any issues, problems, and suggestions to lessen the possibility of several testers reporting the same issue.
The built in error reporter will usually display when an internal crash occurs. We highly encourage that these be sent to us when they occur with an explanation of what events lead up to the crash. These help us greatly. Just sending it a couple times or so for each type of error is sufficient. We will correct the issue and upload a new beta as soon as we can.
Please report the OS X version you are using.
The Appearance of the Mac edition is somewhat different than the Windows edition. Especially around buttons and such. We resized many of these components to look better in the Mac OS, but I'm sure we missed some. Just post the ones that need modified.
The User Manual is included. Press F1 key to access.
Updated to v188.8.131.52
- Fixed searching issue
Updated to v184.108.40.206
- Added User Manual (will open in browser)
Fixed closing issue described in post below
Fixed image in Message Toolbar and ScripturePad icon
Fixed display of dialogs, MultiWindow and other pages
Fixed Parallel Generator loading files issue
Several other minor fixes
Updated to v220.127.116.11
- More appearance fixes
Session Manager now works properly
MultiWindow popups now display
Font dialog in ScripturePad fixed
Font sizes now update in MultiWindow
Scrolling works in Books Window
Other minor fixes
Updated to v4.5.3 Release Candidate 4-16-12
- Changed location of modules and user files to standard OS X locations.
The modules are installed in the,
/Library/Application Support/Bible Analyzer folder.
The user files are placed in the
/USER/Library/Application Support/Bible Analyzer folder.
Added ability to export entire chapter comments to MW with Ctrl+click of Commentary export button.
Other minor fixes and appearance changes
Here is the link to the PKG (18.104.22.168),
Just download, open and run the package.
Thanks very much to all of you who volunteered to test our new Mac version of Bible Analyzer. Hopefully, it will work sufficiently to distribute to Mac users