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  • Started 12 years ago by grgisler
  • Latest reply 11 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • grgisler Member

    When I try to "Edit file with BBEdit" I get the error message "The text editing application (BBEdit) could not be found." This occurs even if BBEdit is already running. I'm running Fetch 4.0.1 on Mac OS X 10.1.3, and have BBEdit 6.5.2 installed in my Applications Folder (same as Fetch). I've seen this feature working on another machine, not sure what the differences are.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • frodo7 Member

    I'm having the exact same problem on my Dual G4. One day Fetch simply could NOT find BBEdit. Trashing prefs didn't help. When is Fetch going to get fixed??? I used to love this app. Now it's getting on my nerves!

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    I've been trying to find and fix this bug, but I've been hindered by the fact that it isn't happening on my machines. Would you be willing to try a development build of Fetch to help me find the problem?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • grgisler Member

    I would be glad to try a development version. I'm very keen on this feature.

    Galen Gisler <grg@lanl.gov>

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • frodo7 Member

    I'll be glad to try a beta for you. I REALLY need this BBEdit feature - use it all the time. For what it's worth my iMac at home with 10.1.3 does not have this problem.
    frodo7@mac.com

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • JamesQ Member

    TEMPORARY FIX:

    Chances are, your BBEdit folder is not isnatlled on the same drive as your OS X system.

    Drag a copy into the Applications folder on your system drive. Run Fetch and try to edit a document using BBEdit. It will find it. Quit Fetch and put the copied BBEdit folder in the trash, leaving your original copy where it was. Empty Trash. Run Fetch again, and believe it or not, it will now find your BBEdit app no matter what partition or drive.

    Dunno if this helps at all with the bug fix...but those who need the feature right now will be relieved.

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    I've been trying to find and fix this bug, but I've been hindered by the fact that it isn't happening on my machines. Would you be willing to try a development build of Fetch to help me find the problem?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • grgisler Member

    Originally posted by JamesQ:

    [
    Drag a copy into the Applications folder on your system drive. Run Fetch and try to edit a document using BBEdit. It will find it. Quit Fetch and put the copied BBEdit folder in the trash, leaving your original copy where it was. Empty Trash. Run Fetch again, and believe it or not, it will now find your BBEdit app no matter what partition or drive.

    [/B]

    This doesn't help me. In fact, both Fetch and BBEdit were and are installed in the same Applications folder on the system drive. I had trashed and reinstalled both apps in a vain effort to resolve this before consulting the list.

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • mdouglas Member

    FWIW- Interarchy cnn't find BBEdit either, and it costs more than $25.

    mdouglas

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks to grgisler and frodo7 I've tracked down this bug. Fetch 4.0.1 is looking for the application in the desktop database before issuing the command, and on Mac OS X it should instead check a new facility called Launch Services (in fact 4.0.1 uses Launch Services to actually launch BBEdit on X, but only if it gets past the desktop database check). So this bug will be fixed in Fetch 4.0.2. I don't know if there's any way to get an application added to the desktop database on X; one idea would be to make sure that you had a Classic copy of the application and rebuild the Classic desktop using the button in the "Advanced" tab of the Classic pane in System Preferences.

    Thanks again for all the reports,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 12 years ago #

  • wclathe Member

    I just want to thank you for fixing this bug, it has made my use of fetch much much more enjoyable :)

    Just that, thank you.

    Originally posted by JimMatthews:

    Thanks to grgisler and frodo7 I've tracked down this bug. Fetch 4.0.1 is looking for the application in the desktop database before issuing the command, and on Mac OS X it should instead check a new facility called Launch Services (in fact 4.0.1 uses Launch Services to actually launch BBEdit on X, but only if it gets past the desktop database check). So this bug will be fixed in Fetch 4.0.2. I don't know if there's any way to get an application added to the desktop database on X; one idea would be to make sure that you had a Classic copy of the application and rebuild the Classic desktop using the button in the "Advanced" tab of the Classic pane in System Preferences.

    Thanks again for all the reports,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    You're very welcome!

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 11 years ago #

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