Viser indlæg fra september, 2011

Status on unwanted features of Mac OSX Lion

Here is an update on the issues I encountered running OSX Lion.
The "Reopen windows when logging back in" feature It can now be disabled. The UI will still have the checkbox but it will have no effect. This is good enough for me. Here is how to fix it.

NTFS Support  Regarding the NTFS support it is still not available for free as the NTFS-3G driver that works with MacFUSE under Snow Leopard. I did however find yet another available driver: Paragon software has a driver for NTFS on Mac OSX as well. I'll still stick with Snow Leopard for now. But it seems that the issues are being solved.

Requirements for building osslsigncode 1.3 on openSUSE 11.4

osslsigncode is not available on the OBS. So if you need this tool you need to install the proper dependencies and build it yourself.

You need to run the following command to install the components needed to be able to build osslsigncode on openSUSE 11.4 64-bit:

sudo zypper in gcc make libopenssl-devel libcurl-devel

Back to Snow Leopard

So I have reverted back to Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Three or four things made me go back.

Now and then you see the department of badly chosen defaults has to much to say because the software vendor are trying to control the way their software is used. That could be fine - if only it was possible to change these values.

Relaunching the running applications By default ones applications are relaunched every time you start up Lion. When you shut down there is a checkbox you need to uncheck to not enable this feature. I have found no way to change this checkbox to be unchecked by default.

Supported filesystems I have an external drive that is formatted with NTFS since that was working in both Windows, Linux and OS X. With Lion that is not working at the time of writing unless you buy Tuxera NTFS. It is not because Tuxera NTFS is extremely expensive but relative to what Mac OS X Lion cost it will be an expensive feature. Then there is support for exFAT which could be a solution in the long run.…