Archive for April 12, 2012

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Happy 20th Birthday, BBEdit

Jason Snell:

All of this would be an insane nostalgia trip were it not for this amazing fact: BBEdit’s still around. And not just as a relic of the old times, but as a modern, relevant text editor. Almost none of the other apps I used in 1997 are on my hard drive today.

Of the apps I was using in 1997, BBEdit is the only one that still gets daily use. GraphicConverter got a big update recently, and I still use it a few times per month. CDFinder, DragThing, Fetch, Interarchy, and Photoshop are still around and still good, but I don’t really use them anymore.

For more old screenshots, see the ATPM reviews of BBEdit 4, 5, 6, and 7.

Debugging an ARC Mac Application on Snow Leopard

Brian Webster:

Thus far, I’ve been doing most of my development and testing using Xcode 4.3 running on OS X 10.7, but I wanted to start to do more thorough testing on 10.6. ARC is supported on both versions of OS X (though with a few minor restrictions on 10.6), but as I quickly discovered when I tried building my application with Xcode 4.2 on 10.6, building an ARC application requires linking against the 10.7 SDK, which is only possible if you’re running Xcode on 10.7. So while I can run the app fine on 10.6, not being able to build on 10.6 makes it a little tricky to use Xcode’s debugger to debug the application.