End of PowerPC support coming

Monday 28 February 2011 at 2:00 pm
As you can read on AppleInsider, the PPC support seems to go away from Mac OS X 10.7. I don't expect Apple to ship Xcode with PPC support for Lion.

This means that once I move to Mac OS X 10.7 for developing plugins, I will drop PowerPC support. That will likely be as soon as the GM version is available (maybe two weeks before official launch). Whether Mac OS X 10.4 support has to end the same day, depends on whether I can configure compilers to output plugin libraries which still load on Tiger.

Climate Neutral Hosting

Wednesday 23 February 2011 at 1:13 pm
We host our websites with domainfactory and their hosting is climate neutral :-)
That means they pay for climate certificates for projects which save the same amount of carbon dioxide as they produce for their hosting.

PS: Monkeybread Software itself runs with green power.

Added a facebook profile

Sunday 20 February 2011 at 01:54 am
see facebook.com. Still confusing. I tried 3 times to get a business account now and on the end I made a personal one...
You are welcome to add me as friend or like me :-)
I also added events for the two REAL Studio conferences.

MBS Filemaker Plugin, version 2.3pr4

Friday 18 February 2011 at 12:30 am
New in this prerelease of the 2.3 plugins:
  • Fixed linking bug with libcrypto so the plugin loads again on Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5.
  • Added Window.ShowOverlay and Window.HideOverlay.
  • Added Window.AsPDF function.
  • Added WebView.SearchText.
Download: monkeybreadsoftware.de/filemaker/files/

Over 10 years with iDisk

Monday 14 February 2011 at 10:18 am
Is that already 10 years since I signed up? First it was free, later I paid for it. Now it's named MobileMe.
I'm still using the disc space (good to have 20 GB extra on another server for file downloads). Also synchronization between Macs for my calendars and contacts is a must. And of course when traveling and you have to send an email and none of my Macs (or iDevices) nearby, the me.com login is easy to remember.

Congratulations Apple!


Warning of the day: Never mess up libcrypto

Sunday 13 February 2011 at 1:27 pm
Do never, never and never change libcrypto library files.
On Mac OS X if you move them out of the lib folder, overwrite with some other version or somehow else destroy them, you are lost.
Nearly no application will launch. Finder can't copy files any more as all the authorization stuff won't work.
Terminal will not be able to use sudo or su commands. VMWare will crash on startup.

Solution: Target disc mode and fix from other Mac.

so don't replace files in /usr/lib.

Update on live chat

Sunday 13 February 2011 at 12:39 am
Our live chat feature is working just fine.
Here a screenshot from a day last week with 18 people online :-)
The best way for a quick chat.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have a question.


Fast trains

Wednesday 09 February 2011 at 10:08 am
Recently I read this article in the daily: Bad news travels fast - Beware the high-speed rail boondoggle. It's amazing that USA doesn't really have a fast railway network.
Recently I made this picture on an ICE train:


Actually it was 243 km/h, but until I had my iPhone out to take the picture, it went down to 233 as we were approaching the next station. This train drives regularly with 280 km/h which is 170 miles per hour.
Even as you can drive that fast legally on highways in Germany, using the train can be very comfortable. You can surf the web, watch video or have your dinner in the train.
So if you plan to build high speed railroad in the US, why not connect places like Chicago and Atlanta with a train going so fast that a race between two persons going from one city to the other, the one taking the train arrives faster than the other taking the airplane? And not an 80 miles railroad described in the article above.
Just my 0.02 cents...

Improved Search

Sunday 06 February 2011 at 9:43 pm
Today I improved the search fields on our websites on the left. It now searches mbsplugins.de (this blog), mbsplugins.com (the video page), monkeybreadsoftware.de (our main page) and monkeybreadsoftware.net (documentation).
Enjoy!

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