skyscript.co.uk
   

home articles forum events
glossary horary quiz consultations links more

Read this before using the forum
Register
FAQ
Search
View memberlist
View/edit your user profile
Log in to check your private messages
Log in
Recent additions:
Can assassinations be prevented? by Elsbeth Ebertin
translated by Jenn Zahrt PhD
A Guide to Interpreting The Great American Eclipse
by Wade Caves
The Astrology of Depression
by Judith Hill
Understanding the mean conjunctions of the Jupiter-Saturn cycle
by Benjamin Dykes
Understanding the zodiac: and why there really ARE 12 signs of the zodiac, not 13
by Deborah Houlding

Skyscript Astrology Forum

Delphic Oracle 9 for macOS

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum Index -> News, Notices, Books, Links
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
zoidsoft



Joined: 10 Feb 2006
Posts: 944
Location: Pulaski, NY

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 5:12 am    Post subject: Delphic Oracle 9 for macOS Reply with quote

I finally got Delphic Oracle 9 running on my iMac earlier this evening. I've still got some significant issues to deal with before it's released... Where to put the remaining 1783 files that compose the entire project, accessing protected directories for the Terran Atlas, apparent dylib address collision altering the checksum for two other components that dynamically access the Swiss Ephemeris and setting up a mac installer, but seeing it like this shows that it isn't an impossible dream. What others said couldn't be done is nearly accomplished! I suspect that my Leo L3 ZR spirit will see it fit to be released in November. Here's a preview:


_________________
Curtis Manwaring
Zoidiasoft Technologies, LLC
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
jventura



Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 291
Location: Portugal

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks really good Curtis, just one or two comments regarding the design: On OSX it is natural to have the application menus in the top bar, and most applications do not have the icons menu such as on Windows applications. In essence, your application on OSX seems very much like a Windows app, although I don't know how much people care about those things..

This is where cross-platform development gets tricky! Confused
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
zoidsoft



Joined: 10 Feb 2006
Posts: 944
Location: Pulaski, NY

Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2016 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Joao!

I noticed that about the menu. It's not at the level of code that I wrote but probably has to do with platform specific styles designed by Embarcadero. The Mac version of Zodiacal Releasing and the Terran Atlas have the menu's where they should be at the top. Getting rid of the Stylebook component which ZR and the Terran Atlas apps don't have might be the only thing I could do. I'll raise the issue with Embarcadero.
_________________
Curtis Manwaring
Zoidiasoft Technologies, LLC
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
zoidsoft



Joined: 10 Feb 2006
Posts: 944
Location: Pulaski, NY

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main menu is now up where it should be on macOS...


_________________
Curtis Manwaring
Zoidiasoft Technologies, LLC
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pankajdubey



Joined: 17 Nov 2006
Posts: 1214
Location: Delhi

Posted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. Availability on MacOS was one of the reasons for purchasing Delphi. I look forward to the final version.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
zoidsoft



Joined: 10 Feb 2006
Posts: 944
Location: Pulaski, NY

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pankajdubey wrote:
Looks good. Availability on MacOS was one of the reasons for purchasing Delphi. I look forward to the final version.


Thanks! I've just uploaded the macOS version to the registered users page. It's a meta package and set to a beta version primarily because I'm new to the installer. But most everything should work provided the files are placed where expected. Still haven't finished printing yet...
_________________
Curtis Manwaring
Zoidiasoft Technologies, LLC
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pankajdubey



Joined: 17 Nov 2006
Posts: 1214
Location: Delhi

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

zoidsoft wrote:
pankajdubey wrote:
Looks good. Availability on MacOS was one of the reasons for purchasing Delphi. I look forward to the final version.


Thanks! I've just uploaded the macOS version to the registered users page. It's a meta package and set to a beta version primarily because I'm new to the installer. But most everything should work provided the files are placed where expected. Still haven't finished printing yet...


I could not find the registered users page !!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
zoidsoft



Joined: 10 Feb 2006
Posts: 944
Location: Pulaski, NY

Posted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pankajdubey wrote:
I could not find the registered users page !!


You'll find login info on your registered users email at the bottom. Here's the link to the page itself:

http://www.astrology-x-files.com/upgrades.html
_________________
Curtis Manwaring
Zoidiasoft Technologies, LLC
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
pankajdubey



Joined: 17 Nov 2006
Posts: 1214
Location: Delhi

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terrific, works fine Mac OS Sierra, Mac Mini 8GB RAM.
There is no File menu instead the drop down at the end gives options as
tbNew
tbEdit etc.

It still looks a bit windowy, the graphic developers need to focus on the look and feel of MacOS
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
zoidsoft



Joined: 10 Feb 2006
Posts: 944
Location: Pulaski, NY

Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pankajdubey wrote:
Terrific, works fine Mac OS Sierra, Mac Mini 8GB RAM.
There is no File menu instead the drop down at the end gives options as
tbNew
tbEdit etc.

It still looks a bit windowy, the graphic developers need to focus on the look and feel of MacOS


There's no file menu in the windows version, but instead I used "Chart" in place of that. But the first menu item is always replaced by the program name so you don't see that. It seems that mac has the convention of placing About under the program menu whereas on windows it's under help menu. I don't see a way of changing this without violating cross platform programming principles (using {$IFDEF' MACOS} to show a different TMainMenu for macOS).

The "tb" stands for tool bar and that just allows for the deselection of items that you never use to shorten up the bar.

BTW, you might want to deselect auto backup (by default it happens every 10 minutes) until I reconfigure the installer to place these into the users documents folder. You might see a I/O error 13 otherwise. This option is under general options F3, General tab.
_________________
Curtis Manwaring
Zoidiasoft Technologies, LLC
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forum Index -> News, Notices, Books, Links All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
. Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

       
Contact Deborah Houlding  | terms and conditions  
All rights on all text and images reserved. Reproduction by any means is not permitted without the express
agreement of Deborah Houlding or in the case of articles by guest astrologers, the copyright owner indictated