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Is Freehand MX11.02 10.6 Snow Leopard compatible?

Jun 7, 2009 3:53 AM

I am currently working on Mac Pro 2x2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon. System Version ist 10.5.7.

Except the well known bugs including fonts, guides and PDF-writing everything works out fine.

 

Yesterday i installed Leopard Beta Build 10A354 including Rosetta. Freehand Icon starts to bounce but program doesn't start up. When trying to shut down I learned, that Freehand process was running and preventing restart. Had to kill it manually.

 

I want to mark up, that Freehand behavoir changed since Build 261, where it generated revolving error messages for about one minute. Does anyone know, if that will change untill Snow Leopard release?

 
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    Jun 7, 2009 3:07 PM   in reply to RicardoO

    This sounds suspiciously like a problem in need of a HotFix. You try it and see if helps in this case.

     

    http://go.adobe.com/kb/cs_tn_18933_en-us

     

    Judy Arndt

     
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    Jun 8, 2009 5:06 AM   in reply to RicardoO

    That's scaring!!! I hope you will find a solution.

     
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    Jun 8, 2009 5:48 AM   in reply to RicardoO

    Have you tried using Disk Utility to Repair Disk Permissions?

     
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    Jun 8, 2009 2:08 PM   in reply to RicardoO

    Thanks for your contribution. You are now a real FreeHand beta tester Keep us inform about your test.

     
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    Jun 9, 2009 7:43 AM   in reply to RicardoO

    Great News!

     

    I hope the crash after printing the PS File won't be in the newest Developer Version and of course not in the final version.

     

    Are there news about this?

     

     

    I really hope that freehand will run on 10.6....... If it won't we have a BIG problem........

     
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    Jun 9, 2009 9:04 AM   in reply to RicardoO

    Ricardo, we owe you a debt of gratitude for beta-testing FH on the new OS. Thank you.

     

    Conflicts can arise in unexpected places. There was a conflict between Acrobat 7 and QuickTime 7.1, causing the computer to hang. I mention this only as a possible area to investigate.

     

    http://go.adobe.com/kb/ts_333096_en-us

     

    Judy Arndt

     
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    Jun 9, 2009 3:40 PM   in reply to RicardoO

    One of the desirable features about printing to a .ps file using a selected PPD is that the file is formatted for the chosen printer. Special paper sizes, halftone info, etc. is included in the file.

     

    When you printed from FH, had you selected the target printer in the FH file's Page Setup?

     
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    Jun 10, 2009 4:19 AM   in reply to RicardoO

    Which Version of SnowLeopard du you have?

     

    Has anybody infos if apple will do changes in this case of PS printing 

    till the release?

     

    FREEHAND must run on SnowLeopard!

    Everything else would be so sad.......

     

     

    Any Ideas from other guys?

     

    I think we should info about this thread in a lot other forums, news 

    etc......

     

    There are a lot Freehand Fans around the world - i think a lot of 

    people will help us!

     
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    Jun 10, 2009 10:30 AM   in reply to RicardoO

    When you force quit FH after writing to a .ps file, is a crash log generated?

     

    Using the Console application, you can read crash logs. Sometimes the last few lines in the log offer a clue about what went wrong.

     

    I found this interesting discussion on disabling Spindump.

     

    http://jamesreubenknowles.com/disable-spindump-71

     

    It would be interesting to know if FH still hangs with Spindump disabled.

     

    If my elderly Mac would run Snow Leopard, I'd test this myself.

     

     

     
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    Jun 11, 2009 1:37 AM   in reply to RicardoO

    Champagne for RicardO

     
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    Jun 11, 2009 5:19 AM   in reply to RicardoO

    Hurrah! Thanks a bunch for testing, Ricardo!

     
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    Jun 11, 2009 5:57 AM   in reply to Judy_Arndt

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    FREEHAND WILL RUN ON 10.6!

    A GREAT DAY!!!!!

     

    THANKS!

     
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    Jun 11, 2009 6:52 PM   in reply to RicardoO

    BAD NEWS!!!

     

    FREEHAND DOESN'T RUN!

     

     

    Ricardo - i don't know why it works on your mac - but it's not regular.

    I can't believe it. Perhaps something in your system is "wrong"??!?!?

     

     

    What i did:

    I did a fresh install of SnowLeo 380 - the newest build.

    Then i installed Freehand 11.0.2

    Then i did the FIX in the link above.

     

    Nothing hapens.... Freehand bounces - then it crashed.

     

    O.K. - booting in "Shift-Mode".

    Same result.

    I tested really everything. Single-User-Mode - normal mode - again single user mode - new install.... and so on, and so on.....

     

     

     

     

    Then i tried another Freehand - the newest from the adobe download page (before it was from my MX 2004 CD).

    Same thing.....

     

     

     

    And thats not only my experiance.

    2 friends also tested it today on their MacPros..... SAME REULT AS MINE!!!!

     

     

     

     

    Has anyone an idea???

     

    If Freehand won't run on 10.6 we all will have a big Problem in the Future......

     

     

     

    Any Tips?

     

     

    Here is my Crash-Log - perhaps someone can "read" this:

     

     

     

     

    Process:         FreeHand MX [127]

    Path:            /usr/libexec/oah/translate

    Identifier:      FreeHand MX

    Version:         ??? (???)

    Code Type:       PPC (Translated)

    Parent Process:  FreeHand MX [119]


    Date/Time:       2009-06-12 03:21:13.121 +0200

    OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.6 (10A380)

    Report Version:  6


    Exception Type:  EXC_CRASH (SIGABRT)

    Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000000, 0x0000000000000000

    Crashed Thread:  0  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread


    Thread 0 Crashed:  Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

    0   LaunchCFMApp                  0xb815ad8b spin_lock_wrapper + 89967

    1   LaunchCFMApp                  0xb817a080 CallPPCFunctionAtAddressInt + 98620

    2   LaunchCFMApp                  0xb80c6c97 0xb8000000 + 814231

    3   LaunchCFMApp                  0xb80c01bb 0xb8000000 + 786875

    4   LaunchCFMApp                  0xb80dda6c 0xb8000000 + 907884

    5   LaunchCFMApp                  0xb814551b spin_lock_wrapper + 1791

    6   LaunchCFMApp                  0xb801d03b 0xb8000000 + 118843


    Thread 0 crashed with X86 Thread State (32-bit):

      eax: 0x00000000  ebx: 0xb8179fe2  ecx: 0x00000000  edx: 0x00000001

      edi: 0x0000007f  esi: 0x00000006  ebp: 0xb7fff978  esp: 0xb7fff954

       ss: 0x0000001f  efl: 0x00000246  eip: 0xb815ad8b   cs: 0x00000017

       ds: 0x0000001f   es: 0x0000001f   fs: 0x00000000   gs: 0x00000037

      cr2: 0xb8179fd4


    Binary Images:

    0x80000000 - 0x8006afe7  libstdc++.6.dylib ??? (???) <411D87F4-B7E1-44EB-F201-F8B4F9227213> /usr/lib/libstdc++.6.dylib

    0x800c5000 - 0x80269fef  libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <15D64F9F-8F20-71BA-571D-C4DDF03C547D> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib

    0x802ea000 - 0x802edfe7  libmathCommon.A.dylib ??? (???) <5505DDE1-5D69-1786-6101-2C99BD752ADC> /usr/lib/system/libmathCommon.A.dylib

    0x8fe00000 - 0x8fe41627  dyld 132.1 (???) <7E8A62A5-BB2D-C9C5-940D-B493DC9CD231> /usr/lib/dyld

    0xb8000000 - 0xb81defff  LaunchCFMApp ??? (???) <D106BD18-8A8C-9436-520F-4EFE5734A68C> /System/Library/Frameworks/Carbon.framework/Versions/A/Support/Launch CFMApp

    0xffff0000 - 0xffff1fff  libSystem.B.dylib ??? (???) <15D64F9F-8F20-71BA-571D-C4DDF03C547D> /usr/lib/libSystem.B.dylib


    Translated Code Information:

    NO CRASH REPORT

     

     
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    Jun 12, 2009 5:43 AM   in reply to RicardoO

    Yes of course we klicked the rosetta option.

     

    How you did the osx install?

    You did no clean install?

    Which 3rd Party plugins do you mean???

     

     

    Freehand is so important.... I hope there is a solution......

     
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    Jun 12, 2009 7:06 AM   in reply to ktmedien

    Have you tried installing Freehand 10?

     
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    Jun 12, 2009 7:10 AM   in reply to davecc

    No.......

    Apart from i think freehand 10 won't run when even 11.0.2 won't, 

    freehand 10 is so buggy and uncool.....

     

     

    we should concentrate on 11.0.2!

     
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    Jun 12, 2009 7:22 AM   in reply to ktmedien

    At least try it and see if it works.

     
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    Jun 12, 2009 7:30 AM   in reply to davecc

    Freehand 10 won't run if Freehand 11.0.2 won't run at least.....

     

    But even if it will run - what will be?

    Do you want to work with freehand 10??!?!?!?!?

     

     

    We should concentrate on expedient ideas to run 11.0.2 on 10.6!

     

    It's too important for a lot of us......

     
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    Jun 17, 2009 10:44 PM   in reply to RicardoO

    Here's a replacement icon for Freehand so it matches the rest of CS4. Enjoy!

     

    cw

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    Jun 18, 2009 3:49 AM   in reply to RicardoO

    RICARDOO INFORMATION IS TRUE!!!!!

     

    IT RUNS ON SNOW LEOPARD!!!!!!!!!!!

     

     

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!

     
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    Aug 6, 2009 9:43 AM   in reply to ktmedien

    Thank you all for the information, it is very useful.

     

    It is so nice to see that I'm not the only admirer of this GREAT software, but it really makes me angry that it is not being developed any further.

    We should start a mass movement to have Adobe change their mind and honor the future of Freehand.

     

    Best Regards,

    Gunnar

     
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    Aug 6, 2009 1:40 PM   in reply to Ullarsokkur

    Je serai absent(e) à partir du  10/07/2009 de retour le  24/08/2009.

     

    I'am out of the office

     
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    Aug 20, 2009 4:25 AM   in reply to RicardoO

    Copy your registration file from any working installation and you should be fine:

     

    /Library/Application Support/Macromedia/Freehand MXa Registration

     

    I guess the registration dialog crashes under 10.6, it looked quite weird in 10.5 already if I remember correctly...

     
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    Aug 20, 2009 7:33 AM   in reply to  jog 

    Je serai absent(e) à partir du  10/07/2009 de retour le  24/08/2009.

     

    I'am out of the office

     
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    Aug 29, 2009 3:50 PM   in reply to RicardoO

    THIS PROBLEM IS NOT SOLVED!

     

    I have tried every method listed here to get Freehand working under 10.6, and I've had no success. I've tried it on two different systems, too; the most recent model iMacs, and most recent model MacBooks.

     

    This has been nothing less than a nightmare, as my licenses are unaccessible once I update to 10.6. My only recourse is to reinstall 10.5 to try and reclaim them.

     

    Does anyone have any other suggestions/hints?!

     

    C

     
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    Aug 29, 2009 8:52 PM   in reply to actionfigured

    I agree, this post is not answered.  I too have tried the solutions above with no success.  Something's not making sense.

     
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