19 May 2011

Virtaal running on Mac ! Part II

After the previous post, it appeared that Virtaal has problems with my configuration. Some testing and a few mails later here is a new announcement from the Virtaal team:



From: Dwayne Bailey
Date: 19 mai 2011 08:40:17 UTC+09:00
To: translate-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: [Translate-devel] Mac builds for Virtaal 0.7.0 rc1


You can get Mac OS X builds for Virtaal 0.7.0 rc1 here:
http://translate.sourceforge.net/snapshots/virtaal-0.7.0-rc1/Virtaal-Intel-0.7.0-rc1-1.dmg

Fixes since the beta 5 for Mac:
* The build uses its own Python (should solve your problem JC)
* Spell checking works - like Windows builds we download the spell checkers
* TM server is now running

Issues:
* We get a solid hang with some keyboard shortcuts e.g. Ctrl-W to close
the translation file.  Navigation seems to work
* The installer is massive 43M, we'll put it on diet when we've got
stable builds
* The keyboard shortcuts are still mapped to Linux/Windows and haven't
been remapped to Mac
* Doesn't seem to work at all on 10.5 (Leopard) - well it does start but
you can't open anything
* Pango is still messing up Arabic


Basically Virtaal launches properly now. Welcome to the world of Mac Virtaal !

(Update: rc1-1 still had problems but rc1-2 worked fine. Check the snapshots located here to get the latest file: http://translate.sourceforge.net/snapshots/)

15 May 2011

Virtaal running on Mac !

From Dwayne Bailey, on the Translate Toolkit development list:


Hi Virtaalers,

I've just got Virtaal running on a Mac, in a bundle and in a disk image.

It needs a testers love so please head over here and get your disk image
http://translate.sourceforge.net/snapshots/virtaal-0.7.0-beta5/Virtaal-Intel-0.7.0-beta5.dmg

I'd love to hear your feedback

To install:
1) Download
2) Click on the disk image
3) Either drag Virtaal to your applications folder or run it directly
from the folder

Testing:
1) Try to translate things, looking around is great but real work brings
out the bugs
2) Report any bugs at bugs.locamotion.org

What works:
* The file menu is integrated like a Mac app
* Translating works
* TM and MT

What doesn't work... yet:
* Spell checking - we'll probably need to use the approach we're doing
in Windows to download
* The menu appears in the application window
* No fancy installer
* Keybindings are not Cmd+ but still Ctrl+ - some don't work like
pasting placeables.

11 May 2011

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