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AppTrap Will Continue

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I just thought I’d reassure everybody that AppTrap is not discontinued. I am in the process of having of the domain transferred so that it is under my control. I am extremely sorry for this and will have an alternate, temporary download site up soon.

The site is up at an alternate location. I’m still working on getting the original domain name.


Written by Kumaran Vijayan

March 24, 2011 at 1:51 pm

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AppTrap for Snow Leopard

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AppTrap for Snow Leopard is pretty much done. I just need to get my hands on a copy of the OS to do some final testing. If there aren’t any crazy last-minute bugs, it should be released sometime between Friday and early next week, depending on when I get my copy. The current version should work fine on Snow Leopard, so you’ll be OK while I get the next release ready.

The main improvement for the Snow Leopard version of AppTrap, henceforth known as 1.1.1, is 64 bit support. Specifically, 64 bit prefpane support. The change isn’t for the imperceptibly small performance improvement, but for convenience’s sake. Snow Leopard’s System Preferences supports the loading of 32 bit preference panes, but, being a 64 bit application itself, it must restart in order to load them.

It’s akin to a 64 bit application requiring 64 bit plugins. If one of the plugins is 32 bit, then the application will run as a 32 bit process instead of as a 64 bit process. In the case of System Preferences, because it’s already running, it has to quit itself and then restart as a 32 bit process.

1.1.1 will also be dropping support for Tiger. That’s mostly because of the 64 bit-ness. Some of the code I’ve had to change to get AppTrap to compile as 64 bit also requires Leopard.

I’ve tried compiling the background process as 64 bit, and although it compiles, the warnings freak me out just a little. I’d like to learn a bit more before I start to delve into stuff that I’m not as familiar with.

Anyway, this post was longer than I expected it to be. I hope it gave you some clarification on what’s going on with AppTrap. Post in the comments if you have any questions or suggestions, or you can email me. 🙂

Written by Kumaran Vijayan

August 26, 2009 at 1:34 pm

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