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  • Started 5 years ago by Edd
  • Latest reply 5 years ago from Edd
  • Edd Member

    I just upgraded to iMac intel 10.5 and Fetch 5.3. When I go to any of my sites and highlight a page and click Edit (using BBEdit) the download stops and then a messages says the file cannot be found. But, if I simply drag and drop it on the desktop, no problem. Also, Get and Put do not function. Any suggestions?

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi,

    Which version of BBEdit are you using?

    And when you say Get and Put do not function, what error do you get when you try them?

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Edd Member

    BBEdit is 7.1.4

    I hated it when a computer makes a liar out of me. I went back to see what the Get and Put error was and, of course, now that works!! I had tried it a dozen times before I wrote that.

    The edit error says that Fetch can't edit it because the file cannot be found. This worked fine until yesterday when I got my new iMac and migrated everything over. (Maybe there is a connection here because Dreamweaver MX will not let me FTP an edited file from my desktop. It connects and then immediately crashes and closes Dreamweaver.) I thought maybe there was something on the new iMac that needed to be set for these to work.

    Thanks for the quick response. (I am leaving town tonight so I won't be able to see your reply until Wed.)

    Edd

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Edd Member

    By the way, BBEdit FTP works fine in both directions.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Edd,

    I'm glad to hear your problems with the Get and Put buttons have apparently been fixed; let us know if they come back.

    In regards to the Edit problem, this is a bug in that version of BBEdit, which is an old version.

    When Fetch uses BBEdit to edit a file, Fetch uses a method of talking to other applications called AppleEvents. The way BBEdit 7.1.4 receives AppleEvent messages does not work quite right on Mac OS X 10.5.3 on Intel Macs, resulting in the problem you see when Fetch tries to talk to it.

    These problems are fixed in the current version of BBEdit, version 8.5. So one solution is to upgrade to the latest version of BBEdit.

    Another alternative is to download and use the Fetch Edit command with TextWrangler, BBEdit's free cousin application. The latest version of TextWrangler works properly with the Fetch Edit command on Mac OS X 10.5.3 as well. You can download it here:

    http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/

    Please let us know if you have any further questions.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Edd Member

    Thanks for the ideas and help. I wonder if Apple plans to make a fix for this problem. I hate to spend the money for BBEdit for something that seems a minor problem.

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Scott McGuire Administrator

    Hi Edd,

    I don't believe Apple will making any changes that would fix this problem, since it really is a BBEdit issue, and it has been fixed in a newer version of BBEdit.

    We are investigating whether we can make changes to Fetch that will work around the problem, but we do not have anything ready to release yet.

    I will try to remember to let you if and when we have a workaround.

    Thanks,

    Scott McGuire
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 5 years ago #

  • Edd Member

    Great. Thanks again

    Posted 5 years ago #

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