OS X Lion Support
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OS X Lion Support

by Bobbyr on Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:57 am

Hi,

I just spent bought a couple of SpokePOVs and assembled them only to find out that the for the software, Lion is not supported because they (Apple) have taken away Rosetta and the SpokePov binary is PPC. Bummer!

So has anyone managed to build and run this software for an Intel (or Universal) build on Lion?

Also, this page:

http://www.ladyada.net/make/spokepov/download.html

should have some notice warning people that Lion is not supported, just so people are prepared.

Thanks!

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Re: OS X Lion Support

by adafruit on Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:21 pm

oops that's right, we haven't done a rebuild since lion! :( we'll look into recompiling it
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Re: OS X Lion Support

by Bobbyr on Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:17 pm

That's great, thanks!

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Re: OS X Lion Support

by djsoma on Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:34 am

Has anyone recompiled this for Lion? Don't really want to have dual boot my system with XP just for this software, if someone has this somewhere can you please point me towards it? :D
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Re: OS X Lion Support

by adafruit on Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:43 am

djsoma wrote:Has anyone recompiled this for Lion? Don't really want to have dual boot my system with XP just for this software, if someone has this somewhere can you please point me towards it? :D


hiya!

we have not tested with lion yet (our systems here are not updated to lion until more software we use works, many does not), we'll post any updates of course as we get them!

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Re: OS X Lion Support

by djsoma on Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:34 am

That stinks! it definitly does not work with Lion or Mountain Lion (can't even install the software) :( :(
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Re: OS X Lion Support

by djsoma on Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:05 am

I am having so many issues with this :(

Mountain Lion no longer allows you to boot camp XP. I have XP running in a VM (VirtualBox) but it does not seem to recognize the USB device even though the Green light is on.

Has anyone had any success running this out of a VM on MacOS? Right now I am dead in the water. Leaving for burning man in a few days and this was the whole point of this project for me. Any help would be appreciated. :( :(
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Re: OS X Lion Support

by adafruit_support_rick on Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:11 am

We're working on a Lion version right now. We'll update as soon as it's ready

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Re: OS X Lion Support

by djsoma on Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:12 am

is this any chance of this update being out before monday?
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Re: OS X Lion Support

by adafruit_support_rick on Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:31 am

We'll try. No promises.

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Re: OS X Lion Support

by adafruit on Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:31 am

djsoma wrote:is this any chance of this update being out before monday?


not by monday. our support folks are working on an update, but lion is very new and not supported yet.
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Re: OS X Lion Support

by djsoma on Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:35 am

Actually Lion has been out over a year, so I wouldn't say it is very new.

You guys should update this part, it's very misleading!

Software runs on any Mac, Windows or Linux computer with Serial, Parallal or USB port
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Re: OS X Lion Support

by adafruit on Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:50 am

djsoma wrote:Actually Lion has been out over a year, so I wouldn't say it is very new.
You guys should update this part, it's very misleading!
Software runs on any Mac, Windows or Linux computer with Serial, Parallal or USB port


sorry, i thought you meant mountain lion (we are going to update a few macs to that here shortly). we'll update the description and make it more clear, we can give you a refund - please email support@adafruit.com reference this thread.

we are working on lion support, just not by monday :(

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Re: OS X Lion Support

by adafruit_support_rick on Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:24 pm

We are releasing a test version of the MacOSX Lion SpokePOV App. Give it a try and let us know how it works for you!

Download the .Zip file from here:
http://github.com/adafruit/SpokePOV/tre ... OSX_10.7.2

Unzip the file. You'll find the app in the folder under executables/v1.4/OSX_10.7.2

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Re: OS X Lion Support

by rustybikes on Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:34 pm

Many thanks for posting the SpokePOV bits that run on (Mountain) Lion! I really didn't want to have to deal with Windows for this one task... :)

However.. All is not well. I'm not sure where the core issue is here, so I'm not really even sure whether this is an issue with SpokePOV or USBTiny or my Mac (named April - I'm not bothering to scrub that out of the logfile snippits below).

SpokePOV is powered on, USBTiny is connected (confirmed that pin1 is pin1 on both ends, and plugged into April. The green light on USBTiny comes on when attempting a connection, but SpokePOV Soft returns the now-familiar error "Failed to communicate with SpokePOV!".

That's a pretty unhelpful message, so I had a look at /var/log/System.log, but it's equally unhelpful:

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Sep 12 14:16:22 april [0x0-0x56f56f].org.wxwindows...[16706]: 14:16:22 : Debug: Connecting via usb
Sep 12 14:16:22 april [0x0-0x56f56f].org.wxwindows...[16706]: 14:16:22 : Debug: closed
Sep 12 14:16:24 april [0x0-0x56f56f].org.wxwindows...[16706]: 14:16:24 : Debug: Found device!
Sep 12 14:16:26 april [0x0-0x56f56f].org.wxwindows...[16706]: 14:16:26 : Debug: failed 00


Poking around a bit on the forums, I found some hints about using avrdude to talk to USBTiny, but that was another dismal failure:

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april:~ kenkl$ avrdude -c usbtiny -p m8
avrdude: error: no usb support. Please compile again with libusb installed.
avrdude: programmer operation not supported

avrdude done.  Thank you.


Of course, avrdude is perfectly fine with uploading sketches to the Ardu's, since they show up as serial devices. USBTiny doesn't.

I'm pretty unclear now whether avrdude's inability to communicate via USB has anything to do with the SpokePOV failure I'm having. I do know that SpokePOV is happy on my bicycle; it correctly displays the sample images that are pre-burned on the EEPROM in the kit.

Any hints?

Please?
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