Thursday, 2 August 2007

workaround: juhu crashes at launch

some users reported that juhu 0.8.3 (and previous versions for that matter) crashs at launch. up until now this is confirmed only on ppc-based macs, but due to the help of mikka and lloyd I was able to figure out a small workaround which should do the trick until the next release: the crash is produced by the routines that check for newer versions, so turning the update mechanism off should help. in order to do that, just open
~/Library/Preferences/com.somemorecode.juhu.plist and set autoupdate to NO.

9 comments:

Jerry said...

still crashes in Leopard and the plist file doesn't exist on my machine.

danhracek said...

on my intel based MBP, it crashes as well. anyway keep up the great work.

somemorequestions said...

@dan: yeah, the bug itself is not plattform specific, but intel machines seem to handle the caused access violation slightly more gracefully. :) anyway, does turning off the update work?

@jerry: leopard is a topic for itself, since I don't have a copy (500 bugs is a lot of money...) to do some tests, I can't tell you much about it, sorry.

Stuart Grimshaw said...

Might sound like a daft question, but open with what?

somemorequestions said...

no, actually that is a very good question. there are two tools you can use for that: the first comes with the apple development tools which ship on your mac os x dvd. the other one is a commercial product with a working trial version download. http://www.fatcatsoftware.com/plisteditpro/
the next juhu release will fix the bug, but until then you could use these tools.

Stuart Grimshaw said...

Unfortunatly, I edited the file, switched off autoupdate, but Juhu still crashes :(

Anonymous said...

Juhu started crashing on me too awhile ago. Its just asking for my account information at launch, and when i type them in, it just disappears without any errors. I should get back to the older version i guess. But still, Juhu has been great!:). And oh, i have a new Intel MBP.

MIguel said...

It chash on my iBook G4 (ppc) and I just change de Autoupdate option to NO... :(

somemorequestions said...

it would be really nice if some of you having trouble running or starting juhu would mail the crash log to juhumac@googlemail.com.

the actual crash log file should be in ~/Library/Logs/CrashReporter and is named juhu.crash.log, alternatively you can just look it up using spotlight.

the bug fixing process should be way easier, if I know what exactly crashes. thanks a lot. :)