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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:01 am 
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This was reported a few days ago, but I only just installed the MacOS update myself to check.

The Inform IDE has a serious bug under MacOS 10.12: the "Story" pane just doesn't display anything. The game compiles correctly but won't run in the IDE.

This is a general CocoaGlk bug -- all versions of Inform 7 have the same problem (going back to 6G60 at least). So does Zoom.

This is particularly bad timing with IFComp coming up. If you're scurrying to finish your IFComp entry, you really don't want to upgrade MacOS and find your development workflow has run into the curb. So be aware.

(It is possible to compile, copy the game out of the project file, and test it in another interpreter. The debug-mode game file is at project.inform/Build/output.ulx after compilation.)

Bug filed: http://inform7.com/mantis/view.php?id=1953


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:05 pm 
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Unfortunately there's also a report of Gargoyle not working on Sierra: https://github.com/garglk/garglk/issues/232


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:17 pm 
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Crap.

(Completely unrelated issues, since those share no I/O code.)


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:26 pm 
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The takeaway is "don't upgrade your OS (or Inform) during an important project".

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 10:47 pm 
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The last few years of MacOS upgrades have not been this much trouble. This is unusual.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 11:35 pm 
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I've encountered the same issues I'm seeing in Inform in Spatterlight in Sierra, just to add another data point.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:08 am 
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Double crap.

I may have to shove some Z-code support into Lectrote just to keep Mac users alive during IFComp.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2016 3:53 pm 
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Please do! I like Lectrote better than Gargoyle, and switching to other interpreters for Z-machine games is a bummer.

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I haven't upgraded my Mini yet, but I do have to say I am growing fonder of Lectrote!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:18 pm 
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Lectrote update: see viewtopic.php?f=38&t=20537 .


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