Mac OS X Edition Beta (Updated 4.5.3.10) 4-16-12

Issues and Comments on the Current Beta Versions

Mac OS X Edition Beta (Updated 4.5.3.10) 4-16-12

Postby Tim » Mon Feb 06, 2012 4:24 pm

Mac Edition Now Ready To Test

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.

File Arrangement

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
/Applications folder
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.

Download

Edit:
Updated to v4.5.1.102
    Fixed searching issue

Updated to v4.5.1.103
    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 v4.5.1.104
    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 (4.5.3.10),
http://www.BibleAnalyzer.com/BibleAnalyzer453.pkg

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
Tim Morton
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Re: Mac OS X Edition Beta

Postby Tim » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:09 am

Modules for Mac

We do not currently have any modules (other than those in the app DMG) setup in Mac packages or DMGs. The modules are the same between all three platforms (Windows/Linux/Mac), just the method of installation is different. Thus if you already have some modules in a Windows installation of Bible Analyzer, they can be copied to the Mac installation.

Hopefully, this weekend we will have some of the modules in Mac packages.
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Re: Mac OS X Edition Beta

Postby rubeng » Tue Feb 07, 2012 4:13 am

Thank you for providing a Mac version of Bible Analyzer. First of all, I'd like to know if the current beta is supposed to run under Mac OS Lion. I am unable to perform even the simplest search (Bible Analyzer Error Report pops up). Neither the Context menu Search option nor the Master Control Panel (Advanced Search) work for me.
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Re: Mac OS X Edition Beta

Postby HansK » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:22 pm

I have the same problems here :-(
Searching does not work.

I am on Mac OS X 10.7.3

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Re: Mac OS X Edition Beta

Postby Tim » Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:46 pm

Ok. Let me look at this some and see what I can find.

Thanks to both of you.
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Re: Mac OS X Edition Beta

Postby Tim » Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:25 pm

I believe the searching issue is resolved. Download the new beta and check. It is the same link as above in the initial post.
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Re: Mac OS X Edition Beta

Postby HansK » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:44 pm

Tim, searching works fine now! Thank you.

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Re: Mac OS X Edition Beta

Postby HansK » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:55 pm

When trying to quit the program, I cannot within the program (both options upper left menu) because I get another screen, titled "Verses from references". I have to quit by the Dock.

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Re: Mac OS X Edition Beta

Postby HansK » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:59 pm

Oh no, I cannot even quit by the Dock. I have to use force quit.
I have tried to make a screenshot, this does not work.

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Re: Mac OS X Edition Beta (Updated 4.5.1.103)

Postby Tim » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:33 am

We have update to 4.5.1.103 fixing several issues including,

    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

Go to the initial post to download. The download is now a .pkg file instead of a .dmg. Apple seems to prefer the PKG file format now. Although it may not run on versions earlier than 10.5. Let me know.
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