[etoys-dev] Camera does not work with OSX 10.9.2

Steve Thomas sthomas1 at gosargon.com
Thu Apr 24 19:55:33 EDT 2014


I really appreciate the help and prompt reply.

I checked and it does work under a previous version of OSX (10.7.2)


On Thu, Apr 24, 2014 at 5:01 PM, David T. Lewis <lewis at mail.msen.com> wrote:

> Hi Steve,
> I am not a Mac user but I do work with the Squeak VM so I would like to
> help if I can.
> Just for my understanding - the camera works on older versions of OSX, but
> not on your OSX 10.9.2, is that correct?
> The camera plugin, which is required for using the camera in Etoys, was
> added to the Mac VM after the VM was originally built. The plugin was
> compiled somewhat differently from the other plugins in the VM, which may
> account for it working on one version of OS X and not on another.
> If that is the case, then we may need to find a volunteer to rebuild the
> VM with all necessary plugins included. I am not a Mac expert at all, but
> I think that is the likely source of the difficulty.
> Unfortunately we have been short handed on Mac support for the VM, but if
> you can confirm that this is the kind of problem that you are seeing, I
> can put out a call for help on the vm-dev list and see if we can find a
> volunteer do the necessary update.
> Thanks,
> Dave
> > I downloaded latest software using "update code from server" and still no
> > luck.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > Need this for Google Summer of Code project I will be mentoring
> >
> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/details/google/gsoc2014/positivedeviancy/5685265389584384
> > <
> http://www.google-melange.com/gsoc/project/details/google/gsoc2014/positivedeviancy/5685265389584384
> >
> >
> > Cheers,
> > Stephen
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