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

  • From: Alex Jurgensen <asquared21@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: brailleblaster@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2011 15:35:06 -0700

Hi John and All,

I got it all working.

The only thing that I can see is that the "Application" menu says "SWT", as 
opposed to Braille Blaster.


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

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