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Re: Need testers for new 64 bit version of WD Mac :)
« Reply #120 on: September 10, 2019, 08:46:16 PM »
I don't know how to even write the command to start the program.

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Re: Need testers for new 64 bit version of WD Mac :)
« Reply #121 on: September 10, 2019, 09:24:42 PM »
I posted the instructions further up this thread
open a terminal window
then go
cd /Applications/weatherdisplay.app/Contents/MacOS/

then
sudo ./weatherdisplay
or just
./weatherdisplay

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Re: Need testers for new 64 bit version of WD Mac :)
« Reply #122 on: September 11, 2019, 12:02:18 AM »
I have made a discovery
If I code sign the app, ie so that apple approves it
it would not run
but I run it from a terminal window as sudo (see above ) then it seems to run and it run much more stable (e.g changing screen size of the program does not make it crash)
but I need some teters

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Re: Need testers for new 64 bit version of WD Mac :)
« Reply #123 on: September 12, 2019, 05:14:47 AM »
Hi Brian,

Thanks for the instructions.  Opening WD from Terminal results in WD staying open no matter what happens it appears, just as you found.  No crash at minute change, no crash when opening menus, etc.  Open only a few minutes at this point so I'll let it run indefinetely  or at least for a couple of days.  Coding is a real pain, isn't it?  I see you found another quirk.  I wonder if it's an Apple glitch.  Thanks again.

Aloha,

Mark

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Re: Need testers for new 64 bit version of WD Mac :)
« Reply #124 on: September 12, 2019, 05:19:33 PM »
WD remained open after starting from double clicking the icon rather than from Terminal for about 1- to 2 hours until I clicked Control Panel then it crashed.

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Re: Need testers for new 64 bit version of WD Mac :)
« Reply #125 on: September 12, 2019, 06:17:13 PM »
Forgot to mention that before the last action I reported, when started from Terminal as discussed, WD didn't stay open for long.  Maybe a couple of hours at most.  I wasn't watching as I had to leave the house.

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Re: Need testers for new 64 bit version of WD Mac :)
« Reply #126 on: September 12, 2019, 06:39:54 PM »
I wonder what is happening for you with the control panel opening make it crash (I dont have other reports of that problem)

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« Reply #127 on: September 12, 2019, 06:52:25 PM »
I don't know but it's not just Control Panel that responds that way, clicking other Menu items and now the Alarm LED cause WD to crash.

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« Reply #128 on: September 12, 2019, 06:56:32 PM »
I'd better clarify.  All the crashing occurs when WD is started by double clicking the app listing in the finder window or clicking on the dock icon.  So far, when WD is started from Terminal, clicking on any of the aforementioned items does not cause crashing.

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Re: Need testers for new 64 bit version of WD Mac :)
« Reply #129 on: September 12, 2019, 07:10:09 PM »
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So far, when WD is started from Terminal, clicking on any of the aforementioned items does not cause crashing.
ah
that is good news in a way
I am not sure what is going on exactly here
are you starting it via sudo ./weatherdisplay via the terminal window or just ./weatherdisplay

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« Reply #130 on: September 12, 2019, 07:37:23 PM »
Starting with sudo ./weatherdisplay.

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« Reply #131 on: September 12, 2019, 08:02:46 PM »
OK, that is a clue
the sudo commmand gives more privaledges/permissions i.e root access
so I think there is a permissions problem when you try to run it via the icon
it might mean that your Mac Account is not set as administrator?
or
try
going to your Mac Preferences, security and privacy, -> privacy, then select full disk access
click on the lock to unlock at the bottom
then use + to add the weatherdisplay app in the applications folder

try that

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« Reply #132 on: September 12, 2019, 11:19:25 PM »
I was already Administrator for my account so I gave Full Disk Access to WD under Privacy.  When WD is opened via the dock icon, it doesn't crash at minute change but does crash when either Control Panel or Alarm LED is clicked.  Didn't click any of the other interactives.  Still stable when opened via Terminal.

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Re: Need testers for new 64 bit version of WD Mac :)
« Reply #133 on: September 13, 2019, 12:02:36 AM »
Question: is this the version from the normal WD download page (WD Mac 64 bit version)

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« Reply #134 on: September 13, 2019, 05:02:56 AM »
Yes, it is.  News:  Started WD from Terminal but after hr. or less it now crashes, however, I wasn't watching so I don't know what precipitated the crash.