[brailleblaster] Re: Howto Compile BrailleBlaster for Mac OS X on the Command Line

Hi John and All,

I've been away from the Braille Blaster list for a while, so I have missed some 
things.

Fr instance, what exactly works with  Braille Blaster at the moment?

I need to be able to produce *.brl files for my embosser. Can anyone let me 
know if this works yet.

Any help is appreciated.

Regards,
Alex,


On 2011-07-12, at 3:57 PM, John J. Boyer wrote:

> I'm glad you have it working. We'll make some accommodations for various 
> platforms in the Java code.
> 
> John
> 
> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 03:36:44PM -0700, Alex Jurgensen wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> Just to add to my last message, the "Exit" menu  item is redundant on Mac OS 
>> X.
>> 
>> There is a "Quit" menu item in the "Application" Menu.
>> 
>> Regards,
>> Alex,
>> 
>> 
>> On 2011-07-12, at 3:00 PM, John J. Boyer wrote:
>> 
>>> I think you just need to get the SWT jar for the Mac and put it in 
>>> brailleblaster/dist/lib I can't remember the URL offhand. It's too big 
>>> to send as an attachment.
>>> 
>>> John
>>> 
>>> On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 02:22:05PM -0700, Alex Jurgensen wrote:
>>>> Hi Crhis,
>>>> 
>>>> That fixed it.
>>>> 
>>>> However, running "Java jar BrailleBlaster.jar" gives the following:
>>>> 
>>>> Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: jar
>>>> Caused by: java.lang.ClassNotFoundException: jar
>>>>    at java.net.URLClassLoader$1.run(URLClassLoader.java:202)
>>>>    at java.security.AccessController.doPrivileged(Native Method)
>>>>    at java.net.URLClassLoader.findClass(URLClassLoader.java:190)
>>>>    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:306)
>>>>    at sun.misc.Launcher$AppClassLoader.loadClass(Launcher.java:301)
>>>>    at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadClass(ClassLoader.java:247)
>>>> Alexs-iMac:dist AlexJ$ 
>>>> 
>>>> I'm not sure why this is occuring.
>>>> 
>>>> Regards,
>>>> Alex,
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On 2011-07-12, at 8:44 AM, Chris von See wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> Extracting the BrailleBlaster zip file using Springy gives "permission 
>>>>> denied" errors on each item in the archive.  However, downloading the 
>>>>> archive from "www.brailleblaster.org" and using the "sudo unzip 
>>>>> brailleblaster-1.0.0.zip" command I was able to extract the archive, and 
>>>>> upon doing so I noticed that the "brailleblaster" directory and all of 
>>>>> its subdirectories and files have no permissions (that is, there are no 
>>>>> user/group/world permission bits set).  Using "sudo chmod -R" with 
>>>>> appropriate permissions fixed the problem.
>>>>> 
>>>>> I'm running Mac OS X Leopard.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> Cheers
>>>>> Chris
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Jul 12, 2011, at 7:33 AM, Cheryl Ann Homiak wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> There is indeed a problem with the brailleblaster release on the Mac. 
>>>>>> When I unzipped it in terminal using the zip command, it unzipped but 
>>>>>> crashed terminal. I could then only remove the resulting brailleblaster 
>>>>>> directory by using the sudo command. When I tried going into finder and 
>>>>>> using Unarchiver, I heard "Unarchiver" but never found an open 
>>>>>> unarchiver window and the brailleblaster zip file seems to now have 
>>>>>> disappeared from the directory I had it in and no brailleblaster 
>>>>>> directory was completed. I am using an Intel Mac mini running Snow 
>>>>>> Leopard and am not generally having problems unpacking zip files either 
>>>>>> with unzip or Unarchiver. Not only do I have the basic Unix system that 
>>>>>> comes with the Mac, but I also have Macports and fink installed. To have 
>>>>>> a compiling problem is one thing but there really shouldn't be a problem 
>>>>>> with just unzipping a zip file.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> -- 
>>>>>> Cheryl
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> "Let the words of my mouth,
>>>>>> and the meditation of my heart,
>>>>>> be acceptable in thy sight,
>>>>>> O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer."
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> (Psalm 19:14: Bible KJV)
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
>>> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
>>> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
>>> Madison, Wisconsin USA
>>> Developing software for people with disabilities
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
> 
> -- 
> John J. Boyer; President, Chief Software Developer
> Abilitiessoft, Inc.
> http://www.abilitiessoft.com
> Madison, Wisconsin USA
> Developing software for people with disabilities
> 
> 


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